Orlando, My Political Biography12A

Directed by Paul B Preciado | France | 2024 | 1h 39m | French w/ English subtitles

Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando serves as both a historical anchor and a hopeful compass for writer and philosopher Paul B. Preciado’s documentary. This sweeping yet intimate film provides a panoramic view of past and present trans lives. Featuring a multitude of trans and non-binary voices from today—our new ‘Orlandos’—the documentary brilliantly illustrates how life, poetry, and gender converge in the quest for truth. Winner of the Special Jury Prize and Best Documentary Award at the Berlin Film Festival 2023.

Reviews

‘Orlando, My Political Biography is a film of many visual pleasures, and they’re ones Preciado clearly shared in while devising this generous and buoyant inquiry into institution and identity.’
★★★★
Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire

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