Family in Transition


Family in Transition

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The story of the only family in Nahariya, a small traditional town in Israel, whose lives change completely after their father finally decides to tell his family that he's a transgender woman. Their mother chooses to stay with her spouse through the whole process but just as it seems that life is back to normal, she takes a sharp turn and shakes everything up again. This is a story about a family that does not follow dictates; a family that breaks social conventions; a family that changes what we thought we knew about gender, parity, parenthood and being transgender. But most of all, it is a story about a family that redefines the limits of recognition, acceptance and love of those closest to us.


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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

  • This film stresses a stark truth: Happiness is never assured, no matter who you are, or who you're becoming.

    Nov 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Director Ofir Trainin captures the couple and their kids in authentic moments, revealing the challenges that each family member faces.

    Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • While there has been no shortage of theatrical and television documentaries dealing with transgender issues, Family in Transition stands out both for the particularities inherent in its setting and the deeply sympathetic individuals at its center.

    Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Hebrew speakers may be better able to appreciate nuances that the sometimes stilted, distracting subtitles seem to obscure. But those open, honest faces - the story they tell transcends words.

    Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Frank and bittersweet, this is a quietly remarkable portrait of one father and husband's gender transition, and how the family coped - and didn't - with dramatic upheaval in the most intimate of settings: home.

    Nov 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Patient, observant and richly rewarded for its efforts, Family In Transition is an intimate film that develops into a much broader vision.

    Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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