Wednesday 22.5. / 5 pm / Kinoteka Cinema


USA, 2023, 87'
Director: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz · Screenplay: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz · Photography: Matthew Pothier · Editing: Adam Dicterow · Production: Jennifer Kuczaj, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Joel Michaely, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Alexander Stegmaier (Strange Animal Entertainment, Mongoose Picture House, Aspire Studios, Lucky 13 Productions, Spark Features) · Roles: Lio Mehiel, Cole Doman, MiMi Ryder, Alejandro Goic, Jasai Chase-Owens, Jari Jones

Feña, a young trans man from New York is facing a challenging day. Within a 24-hour period, his father, straight ex-boyfriend and 13-year-old half-sister come back into his life. Feña broke off contact with all of them after transitioning and now has to bring a new dynamic to these old relationships, while simultaneously trying to deal with the unpredictability of everyday life. First-time filmmaker Vuk Lungulov-Klotz avoids all clichés in the representation of trans people with his refined approach and intimate knowledge of the subject matter. Mutt is a film about the in-between state of being, about being stuck between two worlds, whether we are talking about race, gender, nationality or sexuality. It is also a story about the space that arises between two people and about how we take care of each other while constantly striving to connect our past and present selves into a coherent whole. It is all too often we find ourselves running from certain situations because we fear the worst and imagine other people’s expectations instead of simply asking. Mutt encourages us to ask, reminding us that we are not as alone as we may think.

Awards and Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival (2023) – world premiere, Special Jury Award for acting (Lio Mehiel); Berlinale (2023) – international premiere, Special Mention of the Generation 14plus International Jury; Seattle International Film Festival (2023) – Special Jury Prize; Next Generation Indie Film Awards – Best Cinematography in Feature Film




Vuk Lungulov Klotz (1994) was born in New York and grew up between Chile, the USA and Serbia. He is an Alum of the Sundance Institute labs, Tribeca Festival and Ryan Murphy HALF program. As a transgender filmmaker, he deals with queer narratives, and his work pulls focus onto intimate moments that often go unobserved.