Mutt

Feña has undergone a gender transition to become a man, experiencing both physical and mental changes. In the next crucial 24 hours, he will see his father, whom he hasn’t encountered since starting hormone therapy. Additionally, he spends time with his younger sister and meets with his ex, a boy he still has feelings for.

Without succumbing to sensationalism, newcomer Vuk Lungulow-Klotz authentically portrays the daily struggles of a trans person. It is a profoundly human story, devoid of embellishments, set in an impersonal New York City. Here, we witness Feña’s drama, as well as his determination, his will to live, and the challenges of loving someone in a stigmatized world. Lungulow-Klotz offers a close examination of a familiar reality but does so in a delicate and intimate manner. The film won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Acting at Sundance.

Credits

Year: 2023
Runtime: 87′
Country: USA
Direction: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
Screenplay: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
Cast: Lio Mehiel, Cole Doman, MiMi Ryder
Cinematography: Matthew Pothier
Genre: Drama
Subtitles: À quatre mains
Contact: Flamingo Films

Wins & nominations

2023: Sundance Film Festival – U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award (Acting)

2023: Seattle International Film Festival – Best Film (New American Cinema)
2023: Berlinale – Special Mention (Generation 14plus)