Scandifilm (BSL Accessible)
Sat 11 Feb 2017
Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining
Starring: Mandus Berg, Adam Dahlgren, Malin Eriksson
Sweden, Finland, 106 mins, 2015, subtitled
Kim, Bella and Momo are three bullied teenage girls surrounded by a dark world of teenage angst, sexual confusion and name-calling. Their friendship unites them. But when they come across a curious magical plant their world is altered. A few drops of the flowers nectar transforms the girls temporarily into boys and teaches them what it is like to live as the stronger sex.
Bella and Momo are happy with the new reception they receive at school, and the new found confidence that comes with it, but Kim definitively discovers that she is a girl in the wrong body. Adapted for screen from a Swedish best selling novel by Jessica Schiefhauer, Girls Lost is a magical-realist fairy tale, which questions gender identity and how a change of perspective can alter what really matters when it comes to love, friendship and they way we communicate.
This event is presented in association with the Exeter LGBT History Festival. Find the full festival programme here >>
‘This heady, sensual picture captures something of the aching, longing and confusion of growing up in the wrong body.’
A clear nod to coming-of-age dramas
but with a contemporary twist
LITTLE WHITE LIES
The LGBT History Festival, who will be holding a post-screening panel discussion.
The discussion will be led by Dr Felicity Gee with a member of Exeter University LGBTQ Society and Surat-Shaan Knan from Twilight People.
Surat-Shaan Knan works for the Liberal Jewish movement UK and is a campaigner for faith related LGBTQI issues. Shaan is the founder and manager of the landmark Heritage Lottery Fund supported projects Rainbow Jews and Twilight People. Shaan is a proud member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group.