Irish Film Institute -GAZE 2020: Townhall Talk: Tras

GAZE 2020: Townhall Talk: Tras

Director: Medb Johnstone

95 mins, Ireland, 2019, Digital

To pre-order Townhall Talk: Tras, click here. The film will be available to view from Friday, October 2nd at 13.30.


Max and Victoria are boyfriend and girlfriend. They met in the Gaeltacht, and have been seeing each other for a few years. Victoria studies film and Max studies biotechnology. They also happen to both be trans.

Tras is a radical little documentary for a few reasons, not least that it’s in the Irish language. But its power is in the quiet strength of the protagonists. As Max and Victoria grow up as their true selves, we watch the people around them adapt. Their parents are open about the fact that they have struggled with their children’s transition. Neither sensationalist, nor ordinary, Tras is an honest work that focuses on one of the smallest and most marginalized minorities in Irish society and allows them to flourish and be themselves.

A Q&A with the director and protagonists will follow the film.

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