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Drawn home for the first time in a long time by his father’s birthday, Sam (Elliot Page) finds himself aboard a train out of Toronto hurtling towards a family he hasn’t faced since transitioning four years earlier. Onboard, he makes a chance encounter with an old friend, Katherine (Hillary Baack), and sparks instant chemistry, bringing long dormant feelings to the surface. At home, Sam is welcomed in as a brother and son, but unspoken tensions lace every interaction, as Sam struggles to navigate his family’s clumsy reaction to his transition, and long-festering tensions threaten to sever their relationship.

In his first feature film role since 2017, Elliot Page delivers a powerful and nuanced performance that effortlessly navigates the tumultuous emotional journey of Sam’s visit home. Director Dominic Savage (The Escape) uses improvisation to craft exquisite, small, conversational scenes between family members that renders them with remarkable depth and clarity. The film is an incisive family drama, a rich character study, and proof that Elliot Page is a generational talent.


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Executive Producer

Anita Gou, Sam Intili, Nia Vazirani, Matt Jordan Smith, Andrew Frank, Francine Maisler


Krishnendu Majumdar, Richard Yee, Daniel Bekerman, Chris Yurkovich, Dominic Savage, Elliot Page


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Catherine Lutes


David Charap

Production Design

Joseph Kabbach

Original Music

Dominic Savage, Oliver Coates


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Dominic Savage

Dominic Savage is a BAFTA-winning filmmaker with a prolific list of TV credits. Dominic created, wrote and directed three seasons of the award-winning anthology drama series, I Am. Each film has been developed in collaboration with one of Britain’s leading female actors: Season one starred Samantha Morton, Vicky McClure, and Gemma Chan. The second series starred Suranne Jones, Letitia Wright and Lesley Manville. Most recently, Season 3 opened with a feature length film I Am Ruth starring Kate Winslet. It won two BAFTAs (Single Drama and Lead Actress) as well as a Royal Television Society award for Lead Actress.

Filmography: When I Was 12 (2001); Love + Hate (2005); The Escape (2017)

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