| Kevin Zegers Attends 2005 Berlin Film Festival for Transamerica
Kevin Zegers, 20, attended the 55th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 10-20, 2005 at the Potsdamer Platz in downtown Berlin) which is featuring his recent film Transamerica.
Screenings of Transamerica at the festival:
At first Bree wants to wash her hands of all responsibility for the boy, but then her therapist convinces her to face up to her past, adding that he will not approve her final operation until she has met the boy. Bree digs deep into her savings and flies to New York to release Toby from prison. The boy is handed over to her without a word of explanation and Toby believes the old girl to be some Christian missionary determined to convert reprobates to Jesus. Bree sees no reason to clear up the misunderstanding. But as soon as she learns that this dirty and dishevelled rascal intends to jump bail and hitch a ride to Los Angeles to look for his biological father in the city’s porn industry, she begins to panic.
Bree has no intention of allowing the lad to ruin her future; she persuades him to accompany her back to the west coast - secretly planning to leave him at his stepfathers along the way. Toby is happy to take her up on her offer. He is used to receiving favours from adults and paying for them with sex. And so this odd couple - each out to trick the other - sets off on a long journey across the entire continent. Transamerica - here we come!
"I was really prejudiced against casting [Kevin Zegers]"
- Duncan Tucker, Transamerica director
The 19th TEDDY Awards 2005 is a special awards program held during the Berlin International Film Festival to recognize movies with gay-lesbian themes. This year's awards ceremony presented the SIEGESSÄULE Reader's Jury Award to Transamerica. This award is chosen by seven readers of the SIEGESSÄULE, Berlin's gay magazine, who view films from all sections of the Berlin Festival. The prize includes a cash award of 1,000 EUROs. Transamerica was featured at the Festival's "Panorama" section for art-house films. Kevin Zegers - who stars in Transamerica as Toby, a gay teen prostitute looking for his father - attended the ceremony in Berlin.
Members of the Jury: