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”. A portrait of the delicate period of suspension between childhood and adulthood, between sexual and gender identities. Cannes 2017.
Nasceu em 1989, em Teerã. Estudou cinema em Teerã e arte em Chicago. Dirigiu uma trilogia de curtas-metragens com crianças como personagens principais: When the Kid was a Kid (2011), Needle (prêmio Cinéfondation em Cannes 2013) e The Baron in the Trees (2015). Este é seu primeiro longa-metragem.