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Instructions for Survival

Germany | 2021 | 72 min. | V

Instructions for Survival

Germany | 2021 | 72 min. | V


Alexandre is a transgender person who has lived with his girlfriend Marie for more than seven years. Because of the mark “female” in his passport and his trans identity, Alexandre cannot find a job and has to lead a secret life. The violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity brings the couple to the decision to leave their homeland. To afford this exodus, Marie signs a contract to be a surrogate mother. Instructions for Survival narrates the love between two people whose lives are a constant battle but who stick together against all odds.


LANGUAGE: German, Russian, English
SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English



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Presented by

Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze

Cinematography: Jule Katinka Cramer

Editing: Agata Wozniak

Producer: Yana Ugrekhelidze

Yana Ugrekhelidze


2021 – Instructions for Survival

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