Aurora Reinhard

2003, 25:00 minutes, colour, Finnish with English Subtitles


Female is a survival story of three extraordinary individuals: Kia, Julia, and Tina.
They are male to female transsexual women.
The idea of somebody having experienced life both as male and female is very intriguing. How does it feel to be suddenly be a woman after being a male for 30 years? Were these women ever really men?

"I wanted to make a feminist film on women. In 2002 I became friends with Kia, a male to female transsexual woman....Kia proved to be a very special person. I could not do anything else but to involve her in my new film. With her help I got in contact with other women alike.

Julia is a 29-year-old journalist specialised in beauty and health matters. Tiina is 38, and she used to work in a very male dominated field. Kia is a 40-year-old teacher of chemistry and physics.

The film became a survival story of three extraordinary individuals." - Aurora Reinhard

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Critical Writing

The Tears of Eros: Laima Kreivyte on Aurora Reinhard
by Laima Kreivyte. Framework: The Finnish Art Review, 2006.