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A Deal with the Universe Rated 15

A Deal with the Universe

Dir. Jason Barker. UK, 2018. 1h 32m.

Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason's incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner's life. This film is groundbreaking in terms of it's intimate insights into gender identity and new parenthood.

‘Barker's film is revelatory, not least for how its scrapbook vignettes of everyday life can tell this story so well and at such human scale.’ ★★★★ Danny Leigh, The Financial Times

‘The film plays out as a love story rather than an issue film, with the couple's relationship soon becoming its most compelling element.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, The Observer