My father Ann-Christine – the Memory of a Secret is a true story based on the life of the author, and about how much we really know about our parents. In the year of 2010, 58-year-old priest and father of three, Åke Roxberg comes out as Ann-Christine who today lives as a woman. This is the daughter Esther‘s story about what happens when you suddenly have a father named Ann-Christine.
What do we know about our parents? They’re never anything but parents. They do what parents do, listen but never speak. Help you up but they themselves stay down. One day you’ll start to wonder who they are. Those people who’ve always just been there. You realize that you don’t know what they’re thinking about in their beds at night. You don’t know what they dream about. Your memories don’t provide any answers, they can’t reveal their true selves. You’ve never wondered. There was never any reason to wonder, until now.