Instructions for Survival

Instructions for Survival

2021 / Germany / documentary

Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Russian, English, German, with English and Lithuanian subtitles., 72 min

Alexandre is a transgender person who has lived with his girlfriend Marie for more than seven years. Because of the mark “female” in his passport and his trans identity, Alexandre cannot find a job and has to lead a secret life. The violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity brings the couple to the decision to leave their homeland. To afford this exodus, Marie signs a contract to be a surrogate mother. Instructions for Survival narrates the love between two people whose lives are a constant battle but who stick together against all odds.

The film is presented at the festival “Inconvenient Films”.


October 24, 2021, 5.00 PM
Skalvija, A. Goštauto g. 2, Vilnius