Date/Time: 21. October 17:15  Venue: Bergen Kino – Magnus Barfots Gate / Kulturhuset

21.October: Film screening – Into my name

In partnership with BIFF, Bergen International Film Festival, LawTransform will screen the Italian film “Into My Name” at the Bergen Cinema in Magnus Barfot Gate (17.15). It will open the festival’s LGBTQ programme. Next, we will have a talk with the director Nicolo Bassetti and the producer Gaia Morrione at Kulturhuset (19.15). The evening will end with a party at Kulturhuset!

Check out the synopsis:

Four friends – Nic, Leo, Andrea and Raff – tell the stories of their gender transitions. Looking back on their childhood and youth, they share their personal memories and experiences. Even if they did not always conform to the social norms of femininity – all four were socialised as girls. Each of their gender biographies may be different, yet there are parallels. This helps them to understand each other and feel less alone. The discussions with partners, the choice of pronouns, the hormone therapy, decisions about surgery and dealing with the authorities – the processes are diverse, and lengthy. In the strictly binary world we live in, the decision to determine one’s own gender identity is a subversive act. Nel mio nome gives trans people a space to describe their personal paths to their own identity with the name they have chosen for themselves. The film is also a frank and sensitive depiction of the hurdles that they have had to overcome in society in order to implement the necessary social, physical and legal changes.

On the panel: Nicolo Bassetti (film director), Gaia Morrione (film producer), Ana Côrtes (LawTransform / University of Coimbra)