30.09. - 09.10.2021

Three Generations USA 2015 | 87 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Gaby Dellal

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Three Generations
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Gaby Dellal
Screenplay: Nikole Beckwith, Gaby Dellal
Cast: Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan, Linda Emond, Sam Trammell, Jordan Carlos
Producer: Dorothy Berwin, Gaby Dellal, Mark Turtletaub, Peter Saraf
Director of Photography: David Johnson
Music: Michael Brook
Production Design: Stephanie Carroll
Editor: Joe Landauer
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: TOBIS Film GmbH
World Sales: IM Global
Production: Big Beach; InFilm
Contact: Magnus Vortmeyer, TOBIS Film:


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