Directed by Simo Halinen
Watch the Finnish film Open Up To Me, when you want the drama of a thought provoking coming of age movie with a twist.
Often a coming of age story is set at that cusp between childhood and adulthood, but this transformative stage can happen at anytime.
In fact, many people experience significant periods of growth as they ‘come of age’ at different stages of their life journey.
The lead in this film is an adult who has transitioned from male to female and is now coming to terms with the past and the future.
This is a fascinating and thought provoking film.
Release Date 1/19/21
Maarit has successfully managed to live what she considers a double life – a male body transformed into a woman.
Her new life and body have come with a considerable price.
She has an estranged wife and daughter and the feeling of being a stranger in a familiar but cold world.
She also has a nagging conscience to confess her sexual identity to would-be employers and those who try to get too close.
Most of all she longs to revive the relationship with her estranged daughter Pinja.
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