Call me Marianna

Mów mi Marianna

call me marianna
  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 75’
  • Genre: PEOPLE
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2015

It is a documentary about an attractive 40-year-old woman who used to be a man. It is not a classic story of a transsexual, but rather a journey into the struggle with loneliness and fight for acceptance from family, friends and strangers. The camera accompanies Marianna with daily duties as well as private moments when e.g. unsuccessfully trying to contact the closest family who does not want to accept her as she is now. While watching we learn about the price the woman had to pay for her female identity as when things start going well, Marianna experiences a major health threat, leaving her even more vulnerable than she used to be.

  • Awards:
  • 2015 Locarno International Film Festival – Premio Zonta Club Award
  • 2015 Kraków Film Festival – Golden Horn for Best Documentary; Best Producer Award for Zbigniew Domagalski; Audience Award
  • 2015 – International Film Festival “Queer Lisboa” – Grand Prix
  • 2015 Message to Man International Film Festival – Petersburg – Grand Prix Golden Centaur; Press Jury Award
  • 2015 Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles – Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award
  • 2015 Polish Film Festival in America – The Chicago Film Critics Award
  • 2015 WATCH DOCS International Film Festival in Warsaw – Audience Award
  • 2016 Docudays International Human Rights Film Festival in Kiev – Main prize of DOCU/RIGHT Competition
  • 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham – The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
  • 2016 DocAviv in Tel Aviv – Best International Film Award and Fedeora Special Mention from Film Critics
  • 2016 DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival – New Talent Award to best film of debuting director
  • 2015 Gdańsk DocFilm Festival – Audience Award
  • 2016 Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival in Saint Petersburg – Press Jury Award

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