Open Up to Me
Timely LGBTQ drama about a transgender person trying to find comfort in her new skin and the world she inhabits.
Maarit has successfully managed to live what she considers a double life – a male body transformed into a woman. Maarit’s new life and body have come with a considerable price: an estranged wife and daughter, the feeling of being a stranger in a familiar but cold world, and a nagging conscience to confess her sexual identity to would-be employers and those who try to get too close. She wants to know the feeling of being touched and loved but afraid of the rejection. Yet, most of all she longs to revive the relationship with her estranged daughter Pinja. It is a journey to find love as Maarit learns to love her self.
OPEN UP to me is a MUST SEE!
- Finnish with English subtitles
“By the film’s conclusion, a number of situations have changed and characters grown and/or come to terms with their inability to grow. Either way, they and we have learned something and in the process quite enjoyed the experience.”
– Trust Movies
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Frameline Film Festival, one of the most prestigious LGBTQ film fests in the world.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Palm Springs International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Nordic Lights Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Boston LGBT Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Seattle Transgender Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – North Louisiana LGBT Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Scottsdale International Film Festival