Instructions for Survival

a film by Yana Ugrekhelidze

Instructions for Survival

Germany | 2021 | 72:00 min

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The film is about love story of one couple Alexandre and Marie. Alexandre is a transgender and lives with his girlfriend Marie. Because of his trans identity and mark 'female' in passport, Alexander has to lead a secret life. Such people  like him are threatened with persecution and death in his homeland.
In order to escape this hopeless situation, Marie decides to make a surrogacy. With this money, the couple wants to flee to Europe and finally live in freedom.
With the time their pragmatical plan wrecks, because Alexandre and Marie fell in love with the child in Mari's belly.
71 Berlinale PANORAMA
36 DOK.fest Munich
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Cast and Crew
  • Director Yana Ugrekhelidze
  • Director of Photography Jule Katinka Cramer
  • Editor Agata Wozniak
  • Sound Malin Schmidt
  • Sound Design Gerald Schauder
  • Score Lennart Saathoff, Mikhail Khimakov (additional music)
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