All About My Father (2002)

  |  Documentary, Biography

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Young film director Even Benestad tells the story of his own father Espen Benestad who is a transvestite and seeks his son's acceptance.


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7 March 2002 | Jonas P
| Brilliant documentary
This is a documentary about one of Norway's most famous transvestites, Esben Benestad, made by his son, Even. It is a stunning piece of work. Unlike other movies on the subject the central conflict is not look-how-silly-I-look-wearing-all-these-women's-clothes, rather it focuses on one mans right to be a woman, and more importantly, other family members right to not accept it. This is a close encounter with a family, and it could very well have become an embarrassing meeting, but Even Benestad fortunately avoids that. Instead it becomes an engaging movie with some rhetorically strong individuals. Logos and pathos are present throughout the movie, leaving the audience with no choice but to participate in the debate.

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Release Date:

22 February 2002



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Norway, Denmark

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