• Transpapa
  • Transpapa
  • Transpapa


by Sarah Judith Mettke German Language Feature Film / Competition

Fifteen-year-old Maren wants to get away – far away. Aside from all the boys thinking she’s frigid, her recently love-struck mother is driving her round the twist. But she also has a father who she hasn’t seen for years. When Maren decides to get in touch with him, her mother finally spills the beans: He now goes by the name of Sophia and lives as a woman – just what she needs! Irrespective of her vexation, Maren risks a meeting and finds in Sophia a person just as hormonal and puerile as herself – a person who would actually prefer to be her best friend, at best even her mother. Can Maren accept that this life makes her father happy? TRANSPAPA is a compassionate and funny story of gender role-breaking, tolerance and the search for identity.

  • Genre: Family Drama
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2012
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Sarah Judith Mettke
  • Cast: Luisa Sappelt, Devid Striesow, Fritzi Haberlandt, Sandra Borgmann
  • Screenplay: Sarah Judith Mettke
  • Cinematography: Philipp Haberlandt
  • Editor: Kaya Inan
  • Sound: Christoph Schilling
  • Music: Chris Bremus
  • Producers: Jochen Laube, Amlie Küster, Valeska Bochow
  • Production Company: teamWorx Television & Film GmbH
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