It's Always Been Me

Julie Bezerra Madsen, Denmark, 2022

72 min.DK/Documentary

In IT’S ALWAYS BEEN ME we follow Max and Bastian from the end of their childhood into puberty. A chaotic time where mind and body grows apart. Max is born as a girl but just came out as a transgender boy. Bastian is born as a boy but most of the time he feels he is a girl.
Max and Bastian struggle with their bodies as they develop, feeling it is not going in the right direction. They are considering whether they should stop their puberty by starting hormone treatment. A choice that will change their lives forever is becoming more and more urgent as they race against time to make the right decision. The voice is changing. The body is growing, but the consequences of hormone treatment are irreversible. How do you find out who you are when in the middle of the greatest transition of your life? Can you even trust yourself when you are also in doubt about your gender? If one is not a boy or a girl, then maybe you could just call yourself human.
Basic information Credits
Original title Forvandlingen - frihed kommer indefra
Danish title Forvandlingen - frihed kommer indefra
Keywords Children, Young people, Gender, Gender identity, Emotions, 2020-2030
Director Julie Bezerra Madsen
Producer Puk Lodahl Eisenhardt
Director of Photography Julie Bezerra Madsen
Editor Mark Vesterlund
Sound Nicolas Vetterli
Composer Morten Thorhauge
Production country Denmark
International sales DR Sales
Online release 05.09.2023, Filmcentralen
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company GotFat Productions
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje


Direction Julie Bezerra Madsen


Producer Puk Lodahl Eisenhardt
DR editor Jonas Kryger Hansen
DR editor Christoffer Viskum Ebbesen


Cinematographer Julie Bezerra Madsen
2nd cinematographer Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen


Still photographer Frigge Fri


Editor Mark Vesterlund


Composer Morten Thorhauge


Sound engineer Nicolas Vetterli

Visual effects

Colourist Jian Zhi Zhang
Animator Karsten Kjærulf-Hoop
Animator Søren Nowakowski
Graphic design Jacob Callesen
Graphic design Nils Atle

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