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Sous La Peau - a Geneva film about trans identity

Mid Morning Mix // Communications// Family// Explore Switzerland// Education// Health // Oct. 7, 2020

Sous La Peau / Under the Skin - is a film about trans identity. We meet Logan, Söan and Effie Alexandra and follow their journey in Geneva for 2 years.

Robin Harsch, Director of the film, and Mark Pasquesi, Director of Aardvark Film Emporium not-for-profit film distributors - join Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix:


  • “Today we speak of LGBTI, but there are more letters!
  • There aren't enough letters in the alphabet to describe the diversity of humanity."
  • - Effie Alexandra, protagonist



From 21 October 2020, catch the film at the Cinéma Bio Geneva, Zinema Lausanne, ABC La Chaux-de-Fonds, Cinema Oron, Cinema Minimum Neuchâtel, Rex Vevey, Arena Fribourg

School screenings are also available at the above cinemans and Cinéma Royal Ste Croix, Cinéma Rex Aubonne,



Thursday 8 October - Stattkino Luzern

Friday 9 October - Kinok, St. Gallen

Monday 12 October, 20:30, Cinémas Capitole à Nyon, as part of Visions du Réel On Tour

Thursday 15 October 20:30, Cinéma Bio, as part of the Geneva International Queer Film Festival, Everybody’s Perfect

Wednesday 21 October, Cinema ABC, La Chaux-de-Fonds with Cécile Guinand (togayther), Ari (lesbien and genderqueer)

Thursday 22 October, Cinéma Minimum, Neuchâtel with le Collectif Sui Generis

Sunday 25 octobre, 18h, Cinéma Oron

Thursday 19 November, al Cinema, Ticino



La Refuge
open to those whose sexual orientation or gender identity, real or questioning, creates difficulties at school, in society or within the family. The Geneva Refuge is also open to those around and to supervisory professionals.

LGBTQI+ helpline (in EN/FR/GER/IT)

Monday to Thursday 19:00 - 21:00, freephone helpline


  • Image: Effie Alexandra, mentioned in the podcast above as a huge driving force for the film to be made
  • Film still from Sous la Peau / Under the Skin


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