30.09. - 09.10.2021

Call Me Marianna Poland 2015 | 75 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Karolina Bielawska

KAROLINA BIELAWSKA (*1978) graduated from the Andrzej Wajda Master School for film direction in Warsaw and studied at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Radio and TV Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Call Me Marianna is her full-length debut.

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Marianna is a big woman in her mid-40s. A short time ago she sued her parents in order to be allowed to undergo a sex-change operation. Alienated from her mother and only in sporadic contact with her closest friends, Marianna seeks to escape in a theatre group that wants to put on a play based on her story. As the day of her operation approaches, a tender romance develops between Marianna and an older gentleman which gives her some hope. But her biggest fear remains -- that of losing what means the most to her: her family. Marianna struggles with the question: how much do I have to sacrifice in order to be myself? Call Me Marianna is a moving homage to a free choice of one's own identity.
Original title: Mów mi Marianna
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Polish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Karolina Bielawska
Screenplay: Karolina Bielawska
Producer: Zbigniew Domagalski
Director of Photography: Kacper Czubak
Music: Antony and The Johnsons, Natalia Fiedorczuk
Production Design:
Editor: Daniel Gąsiorowski
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Film Republic
Production: Kalejdoskop
Contact: Ines Skrbic, Film Republic:


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