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Fantastic Reality

  • Documentary

  • 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.

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