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Genre: Comedy
Programme
Synopsis

The true story of Erik Schinegger, women’s world champion skier. Declared female at birth and raised as a girl, until a newly-introduced gene test proves that he is genetically male. All are overwhelmed by the discovery, especially Erik himself. Joy at his athletic success gives way to heartbreak as he is disqualified and accused of fraud. The Natio¬nal Ski Federation, not prepared to take such a scandal lying down, insists that he undergo a medical procedure to make him fully female. Erik suddenly finds himself alone, with no support from family or friends, faced with the most important and agonizing decision of his life. The story of his life as a woman, his ultimate transition to manhood and his fight for recognition in an age where there was no place in the social dictionary for a word like „transgender”.

Director
Reinhold Bilgeri

(1950)

Filmography
  • Der Atem des Himmels (2010)
  • Erik & Erika (2018)
Fri, 16.11.2018
8:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
011206
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 011206
Sun, 18.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
031706
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 031706
Thu, 22.11.2018
7:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
070607
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 070607
Film info
Country: Austria
Year: 2018
Duration: 110 minutes
Language: German
Director: Reinhold Bilgeri
Producers: Tommy Pridnig, Peter Wirthensohn, Michael Souvignier, Till Derenbach
Writer: Dirk Kämper
DOP: Carsten Thiele
Montage: Karin Hartusch
Composer: Raimund Hepp
Cast: Markus Freistätter, Marianne Sägebrecht, Cornelius Obonya, Ulrike Beimpold, August Schmölzer
Production: Lotus-Film
Festival: Bologna
Synopsis

The true story of Erik Schinegger, women’s world champion skier. Declared female at birth and raised as a girl, until a newly-introduced gene test proves that he is genetically male. All are overwhelmed by the discovery, especially Erik himself. Joy at his athletic success gives way to heartbreak as he is disqualified and accused of fraud. The Natio¬nal Ski Federation, not prepared to take such a scandal lying down, insists that he undergo a medical procedure to make him fully female. Erik suddenly finds himself alone, with no support from family or friends, faced with the most important and agonizing decision of his life. The story of his life as a woman, his ultimate transition to manhood and his fight for recognition in an age where there was no place in the social dictionary for a word like „transgender”.

Director
Reinhold Bilgeri

(1950)

Filmography
  • Der Atem des Himmels (2010)
  • Erik & Erika (2018)