ORLANDO, MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY
Film - Museum Brandhorst | Uranians

ORLANDO, MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

Directed by Paul B. Preciado

Info

Director: Paul B. Preciado
Section: Museum Brandhorst | Uranians
Country: France
Year: 2023
PT: ORLANDO, MEINE POLITISCHE BIOGRAFIE
OT: ORLANDO, MA BIOGRAPHIE POLITIQUE
Language: French
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Oscar-Roza Miller, Janis Sahraoui, Liz Christin, Elios Levy, Victor Marzouk
18+

Logline

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.

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Meet the director

ORLANDO, MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

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.

Credits

Screenplay: Paul B. Preciado
Director of Photography: Victor Zebo
Film Editor: Yotam Ben David
Composer: Clara Deshayes
Costume Design: Thomas Goudou, Caroline Spieth
Sound: Arno Ledoux
Make-up artist: Elsa Gendre, Océane Lathuillière
Casting director: Naelle Dariya
Producer: Yaël Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez, Annie Ohayon-Dekel, Farid Rezkhallah
Production Company: Les Films du Poisson
Co-Production Company: 24images, ARTE France
World Sales: The Party Film Sales
Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH