Regional Competition

Colors of Tobi

Alexa Bakony
Screening time  
17.06. / Thursday, 21:00 - 23:00 Ticket

In the middle of nowhere, there is a tiny village in Hungary, where Éva and her family live. Her 16-year-old child recently came out as transgender and lives by his chosen name of Tobi. After the initial shock, the whole family comes together to support him. However, Éva is quietly suffocating from the idea of losing the girl she was raising. Tobi is determined to become a man biologically and not be dependent on his family – all while he struggles growing up. Éva is trying hard to be the mother her son needs and becomes an enthusiastic LGBTQ-ally, all while Tobi starts questioning the boundaries he set up for himself as a transgender man. The years-long journey of Éva and Tobi is an emotional tale of releasing, accepting – and finding yourself.


Alexa Bakony

Alexa Bakony is a film director graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SZFE). Her first feature-length documentary is Colors of Tobi (2020).

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Tobi színei

2021, 82'

Directed by:
Alexa Bakony

Screenplay by:
Alexa Bakony, Marianna Rudas

András Táborosi

Edited by:
Marianna Rudas

Gábor Osváth, Ildikó Szücs

Produced by:
Filmfabriq Ltd.

Festivals & Awards:

London BFI Flare 2021


Alexa Bakony