Small town smack bang in the American Midwest. Suzanna aged 23 changes gender and becomes a boy: Coby.
Her transformation deeply disrupts the lives of all who love her. Ultimately, Coby’s chrysalis becomes morphs into the transformation of a whole family compelled to modify their own perspectives.
Not only a physical metamorphosis is at stake here but also a spiritual one that eventually takes place under the director’s bright, unusual eye.
“Changing has consequences. Not changing also has consequences“.
France – creative documentary – 2017 – HD – 77 min – 1:1.78 – 5.1 – English
written and directed by
Ciaofilm – Moïra Vautier
Willow films – Marie-Castille Mention Schaar
DOP: Georgi Lazaresvski
Sound mix: Christian Sonderegger
Editing: Camille Toubkis
Sound editor: Olivier Laurent
Colorist: Aïdan Obrist
Recording mixer: Florent Lavallé
Christian Sonderegger is born in 1967, in the city of Strasbourg, France. He studies cinematography at the famous Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière film school in Paris. He becomes director of photography for short-films, commercials and TV broadcasts. In the late nighties, he works as a screenplay writer for Lazennec feature film production. 1998, he creates Ciaofilm company and directs several commercials and short-films aired on television and awarded at international festivals. He also works as a director’s assistant on features and sound operator for documentaries. Now he develops and directs is own documentaries and narratives at Ciaofilm.
- PASTERIES (14 min – HD)
- INDECENT (20 min – Super 16 mm)
- A STEP INTO THE VOID (8 min – 35 mm)
Festivals & Awards
ACID – World premiere