‘Exercise One’
released in 2016
Shortfilm -14 min

Genre | Drama
Production Company | Doppelganger
Producers | Kjell Åhlund och Jörgen Andersson

'Exercise One' is a drama about Juli who has undergone a gender confirmation surgery.
She has to struggle with painful dilation exercises to prevent her newly created vagina from healing up.
She seeks support and comfort on the internet. The longing for closeness makes her venture into the night to find love, but the night doesn’t end as she had hoped for. 

The film is based on the director's life. 


Actor: Anna Paavalainen
Photo: Leydis Manso Aguilar

Selected Screenings:

Outfest LA, Los Angeles U.S. (World Premiere)

Encounters Animation and Film Festival, Bristol UK.

Lovers Filmfest, Torino Italy.

Merzipatra LGBTQI Filmfestival, Prague Czech Republic.

Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden.

Cinemaqueer Filmfestival, Stockholm.

Arktisenupeeta Filmfestival, Finland.

Stockmotion Filmfestival, Stockholm.

Shortfilm c/o Folkets BIO  Sweden, BIO Zita Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Umeå etc.

The Swedish Shortfilm Day, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Kiruna, Umeå etc.

Czech Television.

Distribution Folkets BIO Sweden.