Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"THE MORE YOU REMOVE, THE BETTER YOU SCULPT. COBY MADE HIS BODY, AND THE DIRECTOR HIS FILM. (...) A PURE FEEL GOOD MOVIE, THAT IS NOT AT ALL FICTIONAL." - LE MONDE
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 COBY

FRANCE • DOCUMENTARY • 77 MINS • 2017 • M
Directed by: CHRISTIAN SONDEREGGER
Debut feature documentarian Christian Sonderegger travelled from France to America’s midwest with precise ideas as to how he would record his half-brother’s gender change. What he didn’t expect was the story that would emerge around family, and how something that was vital to one family member could lead the others into soul searching.

Coby – as was Jacob’s transitioning name – was 23 and partnered with Sara when he decided to take testosterone pills in his first step to becoming male. Surgery came next, as did cutting his hair short to assist his family in their acceptance. With a world of YouTube viewers watching Coby emerge from his gender chrysalis, those closest to him arguably underwent the more radical change – a change of perspective – which is something that sits at the heart of this documentary and informs it even more than the physical awakening.

With Coby now reborn as Jacob, the final step in the transition is a hysterectomy; a crucial choice given Jacob’s partner, Sara, does not want to bear a child. Jacob’s father expresses the conundrum they face most eloquently when he says, “Changing has consequences. Not changing also has consequences.”

English

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 8:10 PMWednesday 28 February Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:30 PMFriday 2 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 11:30 AMSunday 4 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:30 PMSunday 4 March Palace Central
BUY 8:30 PMMonday 5 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 3:50 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 9:00 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:20 PMThursday 8 March Palace Central
BUY 2:10 PMFriday 9 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 11:00 AMSunday 11 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:45 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:15 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Verona
BUY 2:30 PMMonday 19 March Palace Central
BUY 4:30 PMThursday 22 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:45 PMThursday 22 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 9:20 PMThursday 22 March Palace Central
BUY 5:10 PMFriday 23 March Palace Central
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:50 PMMonday 26 March Palace Verona
BUY 2:00 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:30 PMFriday 2 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 4 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:50 PMMonday 5 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 9:10 PMThursday 8 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 8:30 PMSunday 11 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 12 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 8:40 PMMonday 12 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 6:00 PMTuesday 13 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 15 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:00 PMFriday 16 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:10 PMSunday 18 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 8:00 PMTuesday 20 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:45 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:40 PMThursday 22 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:50 PMFriday 23 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:50 PMSunday 25 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 5:00 PMMonday 26 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 26 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:10 PMSunday 4 March Electric
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 8 March Electric
BUY 9:30 PMThursday 15 March Electric
BUY 2:20 PMMonday 19 March Electric
BUY 4:50 PMFriday 23 March Electric
BUY 2:00 PMWednesday 28 March Electric
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 11 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:30 PMMonday 12 March Palace Centro
BUY 9:00 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:15 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:20 PMSunday 25 March Palace Centro
BUY 4:30 PMThursday 29 March Palace Centro
BUY 8:40 PMFriday 30 March Palace Centro
BUY 4:50 PMTuesday 3 April Palace Barracks
BUY 9:30 PMThursday 5 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 11:20 AMSaturday 7 April Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 4:30 PMThursday 12 April Palace Nova Eastend
 11:00 AMWednesday 21 March Luna on SX
 1:30 PMThursday 29 March Cinema Paradiso

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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