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Three Generations

OT: Three Generations

Gaby Dellal // USA, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2016
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Ray (Elle Fanning) lives in a house in New York with his mother Maggie (Naomi Watts) and his lesbian grandmother Dolly (Susan Sarandon). He was born Ramona, but has always known he was actually a boy. Now the time has come for him to finally accept his true identity and undergo a sex change operation. Maggie is worried, but supports him. Dolly (Susan Sarandon) adores Ray, but is having difficulty accepting the idea of having a grandson rather than a granddaughter. That leaves his Dad Craig (Tate Donovan) who left the family when Ray was a young child. Ray’s treatment cannot begin without his signature. Reluctantly, Maggie has to start looking for her ex, a process that will bring not only existential changes to her life… Three Generations is an enchanting tragicomedy, witty, warm-hearted and intelligent about a modern family that has to reinvent itself.


Gaby Dellal (*1961) directs films, writes screenplays and acts. Her debut deature On a Clear Day (2005) won two BAFTAScotland Awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay. About Ray is her fourth film.



Three Generations

Fiction Feature





87 min

OV with German subtitles

Gaby Dellal

Nikole Beckwith, Gaby Dellal

Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan, Linda Emond, Sam Trammell, Jordan Carlos

Dorothy Berwin, Gaby Dellal, Mark Turtletaub, Peter Saraf

David Johnson

Joe Landauer

Michael Brook

Stephanie Carroll


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Big Beach; InFilm

Magnus Vortmeyer, TOBIS Film: magnus.vortmeyer@tobis.de

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