Orlando, ma biographie politique (Orlando, My Political Biography)


ByTowne Cinema Sun, Nov 26, 2023 4:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Mon, Nov 27, 2023 9:15 PM
ByTowne Cinema Tue, Nov 28, 2023 6:45 PM
ByTowne Cinema Thu, Nov 30, 2023 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:France
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul B. Preciado
Cast:Oscar-Roza Miller
Yanis Sahraoui
Liz Christin
Elios Lévy
Victor Marzouk


“I do not owe this survival instinct to psychoanalysis or psychology, quite the reverse, I owe it to books, to feminist, punk, anti-racist and lesbian books.” —Paul B. Preciado, Can the Monster Speak?

‘Orlando, My Political Biography’ takes inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Writer and theorist Paul B. Preciado uses the nearly 100 year-old novel as a framework to investigate the very real contemporary struggles of trans and non-binary people.

Exuberant, joyful, and deeply thoughtful, this poetic cinematic essay is visually striking, thought-provoking, rooted in diverse trans and gender non-binary voices ranging from ages 8 to 70. The powerful and lively assemblage of 26 Orlandos gives voice to a community that has battled with government, medicine, society, and perceptions to freely live their own lives.