I Vägen till Ann-Christine I
Under 16 Not Recommended

  • 0h 58 min
  • Documentary

Åke was working as a priest within the Church of Sweden, living a seemingly normal life with wife and children. But deep down inside he knew that he was somebody completely different.

Åke was born as a boy in the fall of 1952. He came out as Ann-Christine on the 2nd of August 2010. He will never forget that date - it was then he took his first unsteady steps in high heel shoes on the streets of Malmö.

This film is Åke/Ann-Christine’s personal story about coming out as a woman, at the workplace, in the family and in society. It is about sexual identity, prejudice and the longing to be who you really are.

But becoming Ann-Christine has not been an easy journey.

- Before I came out I was deeply scared of myself, of my thoughts and who I was. But after I came out I suddenly had to deal with everybody elses fears too, says Ann-Christine.

For three years the director Helena Isaksson Baeck followed Åke/Ann-Christine. The result is an intimate portrait of a person with great integrity and tremendous courage.

The Baltic Pride festival, which takes place on 6-9 July, stands for a free and inclusive society that is safe for everyone, regardless of one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. All Baltic Pride events except for the parties are free of charge. However, we encourage cash donations to support LGBT+ advocacy in Estonia.

The film screening is supported by Rootsi Suursaatkond Tallinnas / Embassy of Sweden in Tallinn.

Film screening is free of charge. The entrance is in a lively order before the screening.