Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival 2023
Berlinale Special Mention – Documentary Award Jury
Encounters Special Jury Award
Teddy Award Best documentary 🌈
Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award
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 organises a casting and gathers 26 contemporary trans and non-binary people, from 8 to 70 years old, who embody Orlando.
With Paul B. Preciado, Oscar S Miller, Janis Sahraoui, Liz Christin, Elios Levy, Victor Marzouk, Kori Ceballos, Vanasay Khamphommala, Ruben Rizza, Julia Postollec, Amir Baylly, Naëlle Dariya, Jenny Bel’Air, Emma Avena, Lilie Vincent, Artur Verri, Eléonore Lorent, La Bourette, Noam Iroual, Iris Crosnier, Clara Deshayes.
Castiel Emery, Frédéric Pierrot, Nathan Callot, Pierre et Gilles, Tristana Gray Martyr, Le Filip, Miss Drinks, Tom Dekel, Rilke and Pompom. With the exceptional participation of Virginie Despentes.
Director: Paul B. Preciado - 2023 - France - 98 minutes
Producer: 24images & Les Films du Poisson - Broadcaster: ARTE