Country of production: Israel
Year of production: 2016
Length: 27 minutes
Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)
Director, producer and writer: Avital Koren- Benacot
Cinematographer: Eliran Knoler
Editor: Yoni Tzruya
Participants: Leon Bohr, Merav Bohr, Amir Keren, Orian Reshef, Yael Geler
The film "Fantastic Reality" portrays the process of seeking identity amongst outcast and lonely teenagers. The film focuses on Leon, a 15 year old teenager, who's a part of the "Cosplay" community where teenagers dress up, meet and play as characters from comics and Japanese Anime. Leon, with his masculine facial features was born as Shiri, a girl, but at the age of 12 he began to wonder whether living his life as a girl was really what he wanted.
As the movie progresses and Leon becomes a well-known and appreciated "Cosplayer" in his community, he begins to unfold and take off his real signiﬁcant costume - he is a boy trapped in the body of a girl.