He’s Coming Out, But Mom Wants Her To Stay Her


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Emilie has a painful relationship with his body and and a pained relationship with his mum. He’s born into the wrong body, and nobody knows.

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There’s no right time to break the news to her. Emilie’s mum refuses to acknowledge the cues and hints.

When demanded to wear a dress for a meal with family friends, he rebels silently, and then passively, and then aggressively.

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But after the pain, comes healing. In the heat of the confrontation, this family finds clarity. They have no answers, but they’ll figure it out.

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‘Boy’ won the Jury Prize at Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Audience Award and Jury Award at The Next Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at Melbourne Queer Film Festival for Best International Short, Best International Short Film at Fresh Film Festival, and the Third Prize at Josiah Media Festival.
Lucas is a 17-year old filmmaker based in Copenhagen. More about him here.

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