Raised as a boy, fifteen-year-old Adam harbours a secret: he has both male and female genitalia, and experiencing menstruation for the first time, his whole life is thrown into turmoil. As Adam discusses the possibility of gender reassignment surgery with doctors, tensions build between the teenager and his devout Christian parents. He forms a surprising bond with Angel, an older transfer student at his high school who harbours a secret of her own. Soon, Adam’s struggle for acceptance morphs into a journey of self-awakening, as he navigates the physical and spiritual limits of gender identity. Powered by a phenomenal performance from Gold Azeron, Tiglao’s debut feature is a fearless coming of age drama that showcases the exciting possibilities of intersex storytelling.
This screening will be accompanied by a recorded introduction from director Jose Enrique Tiglao.