Man Who Surprised Everyone, The: Russian Film about Sexual Identity

The new Russian film, The Man Who Surprised Everyone, won the Orizzonti Best Actress Award at the 2018 Venice Film Fest for Natalia Kudryashova.
This thought-provoking film, directed by Natalia Merkulova and Aleksei Chupov, tells the story of a man (Evgeniy Tsyganov) who willingly undergoes a change of sexual identity in exchange for his life, which forces him to face the consequences of a hostile and unyielding society.