Twinset

Funded by the BRIDGING THE GAP short documentary scheme, 2010

With great help also from:
Geoffrey Smith
Peter Symes
Henry Singer
Tue Steen Muller

Tea and cake, viagra order stilettos and gentle murmurs; old ladies in an Essex church welcome a towering transvestite into their midst. But families ask questions that polite old ladies do not dare, medications and sacrifices must be made to live life as a lady.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl6Bm-WfBJk

FESTIVALS

UK PREMIERE: SHEFFIELD DocFest. Sheffield, UK – November 2010
London Short Film Festival. London, UK – January 2011
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Visions Du Reel. Nyon, Switzerland – April 2011
Curtdoc. Girona, Spain – April 2011
Rooftop Films. New York, US – May 2011
Outfest. Los Angeles, US – June 2011
NewFest. New York, US – June 2011
Sicilia Queer filmfest. Palermo, Italy – June 2011
Silverdocs. Silver Spring, US – June 2011
Palm Springs International ShortFest. California, US – June 2011
Guanajuato International Film Festival. Mexico – July 2011
Dokufest. Kosovo – July 2011
DocLisboa. Lisbon, Portugal – October 2011
LGTIB Film Fest, Barcelona, Spain – October 2011
Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard, France – October 2011
OFF Cinema Film Festival, Poznan, Poland – November 2011
Inverness Film Festival, Scotland, UK – November 2011
FrontDoc, Aosta, Italy – November 2011
Istanbul Short Film Festival, Turkey – November 2011
Mujerdoc, Soria, Spain – March, 2012
Open City Documentary Festival, London – March 2012
Torino GLBT Film Festival, Italy – April, 2012
Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival – June, 2012

REVIEWS

PALM SPRINGS

“This truly exceptional documentary introduces us to a man living his life as a woman in a small, quaint British town where the elderly ladies of the town accept him as one of their own.”

SILVERDOCS

“A towering British cross-dresser regularly shares tea and cakes with polite silver-haired ladies at a local church in Essex, who accept him unreservedly. He can’t say the same of his own mother. In TWINSET, filmmaker Amy Rose addresses issues of identity, love and affirmation with a playful touch.”

VISIONS DU REEL

“Jennifer is an active member of a women’s association whose members meet for typically British tea-times during which poetry is recited. Jennifer’s body is male; however, the body itself does not determine gender, explains the transsexual who emancipates himself from Alan, the boy in whose skin he was born. A wry, brief portrayal that addresses the relativity of social roles.”