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 all while he struggles growing up. Éva is trying hard to be the mother her son needs while Tobi starts questioning the boundaries he set up for himself as a transgender man.
'Colors of Tobi' is an emotional tale of releasing and accepting.
The debut feature film of Alexa Bakony was produced by Filmfabriq, financed through the National Film Institute's Incubator Programme and the Sundance Institute.
World premiere: BFI Flare (March 2021)
Born in 1985, Gábor Osváth started his studies at the University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest in 2008. The first school project he produced introduced him to director Bálint Szimler and Marcell Rév - this movie ('Here I Am') landed at the Cinéfondation competition of Cannes in 2010. In 2012, he formed the company Filmfabriq which produces short films, documentaries and commercials. Later, he also formed Boddah - this time with Szimler and Rév, with Réka Bucsi also joining. Boddah quickly established itself as a strong force in Hungarian cinema with then music documentary Balaton Method and festival-favorite animations such as LOVE, Superbia and Mr. Mare. The slate of upcoming projects include feature films by Bálint Szimler and Réka Bucsi. Gábor is also heading Boddah's stand-up comedy division, organizing Hungarian shows for comedians such as Eddie Izzard, Bill Burr, Louis CK and many more. He is the co-head of Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival.