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James Lórien MacDonald – Jamie to his friends – has come a long way since he thought he was the world's worst lesbian. At 37 years old, he begins testosterone treatments as he transitions from female to male, and at the same time shakes up his fledgling stand-up comedy career by taking every audience with him on this bewildering testosterone-fuelled ride.
A Communist’s Daughter is a documentary film about director Jani Peltonen’s grandmother Eila, who lived in the Crimea in the 1930s as a refugee. Later in Finland in the 60s, she grew wealthier with the nation. The documentary is built on family film archives, showcasing the trophies of the standard of living they had reached.
Directors stepmother Yolanda, a Filipino woman married and living in Sweden, faces a balancing act for many immigrants: working a gruelling job as a maid to keep up with having to pay unrealistic remittances to her three sons back home in the Philippines. When her grandson dies under suspicious circumstances, the family dynamics changes unexpectedly.
Documentary film Northern travelogues by Kira Jääskeläinen has been selected to Pärnu.
A documentary The Illuminators by Antti Haase starts tour in Lapland.
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