Nel mio nome

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At the French Institute:

TUE 15/06 – 6 pm

Title: Nel mio nome
Direction: Nicolò Bassetti
Cast: Leonardo Arpino, Raffaele Baldo, Andrea Ragno, Nicolò Sproccati
Production: Nuovi Paesaggi Urbani. Production: Elliot Page
Distribution: Filmin
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 93’
Country: Italy
Year: 2022
O.V. in Italian. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Basel (queer cinema), Bergen, Berlin, Bern (LGTBI), Bologna (biographic cinema), Bremen (LGTBI), Copenhagen (documentaries), Geneva (LGTBI), Graz (socio-politic cinema), Hamburg (LGTBI), Karlsruhe (LGTBI), Ljubljana (youth cinema), Madrid (Italian cinema), Palma de Mallorca (Atlántida), Santa Barbara, Tel Aviv (LGTBI), Vienna (human rights cinema), Zagreb (human rights cinema)

Four friends – Nic, Leo, Andrea and Raff – tell the stories of their gender transitions. Looking back on their childhood and youth, they share their personal memories and experiences. Even if they did not always conform to the social norms of femininity – all four were socialised as girls. This helps them to understand each other and feel less alone. The discussions with partners, the choice of pronouns, the hormone therapy, decisions about surgery and dealing with the authorities – the processes are diverse, and lengthy. Nel mio nome gives trans people a space to describe their personal paths to their own identity with the name they have chosen for themselves. The film is also a frank and sensitive depiction of the hurdles that they have had to overcome in society in order to implement the necessary social, physical and legal changes. Directed by Nicolò Bassetti, the documentary counted on Elliot Page as executive producer.