Julian is a trans young man. He lives with a transphobic father whose acceptance he dreams of.
Julian is 20 years old. He decided to come to Warsaw. He left the family home, fearing how his father might react to his secret. He still has the name ‘Julia’ written in his identity card. What he fears most is the disapproval of his father – an extremely conservative church organist who does not accept people like him.
In Warsaw, there is a watershed moment for Julian when he starts taking testosterone injections. Julian’s body changes, facial hair appears, his voice becomes lower. Something inside him changes as well. He feels much more confident. He meets a 60-years old Patrycja – a trans person who discovered her identity while having a wife and two sons. Because of her experiences, Patrycja helps Julian in his preparations for revealing the truth to his father, as well as in the difficult journey of completing the transition. She becomes Julian’s guide.
The most important and difficult moment for Julian will be revealing the truth in a conversation with his father.
Karolina is a film producer, and board member of UNI-SOLO Studio, where she produced the documentary ‘The Dragon Spring’ (2017) and international co-productions: ‘Out from the Shadows’ (2023) and ‘The End of the Valley of Tears’ (2022); the author of a development programme for documentary directors ‘Let's Doc’; lecturer at Warsaw Film School and Emerging Producer 2022 (by IDF Ji.hlava).
Laura is a director and graduate of the Stanisław Wyspiański Academy of Theatre Arts. She received an award for the Best Diploma in 2017 and was a laureate of the award at the 5th Young Directing Forum in 2015. She is involved in projects in urban space, social activities and new technologies (VR).