A defiant, intimate, poetic, thoroughly queer film about a struggle for recognition and visibility within a heteronormative system.
In “Orlando” (1928), Virginia Woolf tells the story of a young man who becomes a woman. Nearly 100 years after the publication of this novel, which is now considered a pivotal work of queer literature, philosopher and trans activist Paul B. Preciado has created a love letter to Woolf, proclaiming to her: “Your character has come to life! The world is now full of Orlandos!” Preciado has 25 trans and non-binary people slip into the role of Orlando and tell their personal stories.
Meet the director
Paul B. Preciado
Author, curator, and philosopher Paul B. Preciado was born in Spain in 1970 and now lives in Paris. Considered one of the leading minds in the field of gender studies and body politics, Preciado was a curator at documenta 14 and the Taiwanese pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, as well as director of research at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. Preciado's books -- which include "Countersexual Manifesto" (originally 2000), "Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era" (2008), and "An Apartment on Uranus" (2019) -- are among the key contemporary texts on queer theory and art and trans/non-binary activism.