tilde: Apricot Groves

Drama Romance


Aram, an Iranian-Armenian transgender man returns from the USA to perform the traditional customs required in asking his girlfriend's family for her hand in marriage.

"Apricot Groves" is set in a region where strict laws against same-sex relationships co-exist with state-sanctioned gender confirmation surgery. That is the background for this story of borders and identity. It's also a thoughtful and restrained love story with a layered and complex situation at its heart. The romance is tenderly held, tradition is respected, and familial bonds prove to be some of the most loving and respectful relationships of all. Tender.

Anne Murphy

Melbourne Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival 2017
78 mins