Orlando, My Political Biography

Orlando, ma biographie politique

25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

In 1928, Virginia Woolf wrote Orlando, the first novel in which the main character changes sex in the middle of the story. A century later, trans writer and activist Paul B. Preciado decides to send a film letter to Virginia Woolf: her Orlando has come out of her fiction and is living a life she could have never imagined. Preciado organizes a casting and gathers 26 contemporary trans and non-binary people, from 8 to 70 years old, who embody Orlando.

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Direction: Paul B. Preciado
Script: Paul B. Preciado
Cinematography: Victor Zebo
Editing: Yotam Ben David
Sound: Olivier Goinard, Arno Ledoux
Music: Clara Deshayes
Production: Les Films du Poisson, 24images
Producers: Yaël Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez, Annie Ohayon-Dekel, Farid Rezkhallah
Costumes: Thomas Goudou, Caroline Spieth
Make Up: Elsa Gendre, Océane Lathuillière
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 98'
Contact: The Party Film Sales
Awards/Distinctions: Encounters Competition Special Jury Award, Berlinale Documentary Award Special Mention, Teddy Awards Best Documentary/Essay Film, Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award – Berlinale 2023

Paul B. Preciado


2023 Orlando, My Political Biography