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Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun “They” and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. Over this crucial weekend while their parents are away, J’s sister Lauren and her Iranian friend/partner Araz arrive to take care of ”They”.

Director’s Biography
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (b1989, Tehran, Iran) got her BFA in cinema from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anahita has studied with Abbas Kiarostami and is influenced by his cinematic style. Her short Needle (2013) was premiered in Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation selection and won the Premier Prix.She is also the co-writer of the acclaimed feature film, Mourning (2011). Childhood and parenthood, family theater, and exploring notions of growth and gender identity are the main themes of her work.

Director : Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Producer : Zoa Sua Cho, Simone Ling
Cast : Rhys Fehrenbacher, Koohyar Hosseini, Nicole Coffineau
Screenplay : Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Cinematographer : Carolina Costa
Editor : Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Dean Gonzalez
Composer : Vincent Gillioz
Production Designer : Yong Ok Lee
Production Company : Mass Ornament Films
World Sales : LUXBOX
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Cannes Film Festival 2017
Deauville Film Festival 2017
Chéries-Chéris 2017
Original Title : THEY
English Title : THEY
Country :  USA | Qatar
Year : 2017
Runtime : 80 min

Director’s Filmography
2017 They
2013/I Needle (Short)
2011 Bache Vaghti Bache Bood (Short)
2011 When the Kid Was a Kid (Short)


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