Occupying Ed

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Alliance Française de Bombay
May 29
6.15 PM

Director: Steve Balderson
2014 | 90 min | English | USA
Narrative Feature
Asian Premiere

Ed is an uptight tax accountant in the middle of tax season. After a series of blackouts, he learns that he has split personality disorder – and that his alternate personality thinks she’s a woman. As Ed learns more about Helena, his
alternate personality, he also begins to develop feelings for her girlfriend. This spawns a rather unusual love triangle. It’s a film about life and love, and sexuality and gender, and identity and the power of acceptance.

Preceded by

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Short Film Package

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Documentary Short
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Indian Premiere

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