Films 2023

Orlando, ma biographie politique

98 min.
Year of Production:
Oscar-Roza Miller
Janis Sahraoui
Liz Christin
Elios Levy
Victor Marzouk
Paul B. Preciado
Kori Ceballos
Vanasay Khamphommala
Ruben Rizza
Julia Postollec
Amir Baylly
Naëlle Dariya
Jenny Bel'Air
Emma Avena
La Bourette
Noam Iroual
Iris Crosnier
Clara Deshayes
Castiel Emery
Fréderic Pierrot
Nathan Callot
Pierre et Gilles
Tristana Gray Martyr
Le Filip
Miss Drinks
Tom Dekel
Tom Dekel
Virginie Despentes
Rilke & Pompom
Production Company:
24 Images, Les Films du Poisson
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” tells the story of a young man who grows up to become a 36-year-old woman. Almost a century after its publication, Paul B. Preciado speaks to Virginia Woolf to tell her that her fictional character has become a reality. The transition of Orlando’s body now lies at the root of all non-binary bodies and there are Orlandos all over the world. Through the authentic voices of other young bodies undergoing metamorphosis, Preciado retraces the stages of his personal transformation through a poetic journey in which life, writing, theory and image merge freely in the search for truth. Every Orlando, he says, is a transgender person who is risking his, her or their life on a daily basis as they find themselves forced to confront government laws, history and psychiatry, as well as traditional notions of the family and the power of multinational pharmaceutical companies. But if “male” and “female” are ultimately political and social fictions, Orlando, ma biographie politique shows us that change is no longer just about gender, but also about poetry, love and skin colour.

FILMOGRAFIE Paul B. Preciado (selection)

2023 Orlando, ma biographie politique 

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