Luca (m/w/d)
Short Documentary | 2019 | Germany

Project data

Budgetno budget
Length of movie06:55

Brief synopsis

Society generally distinguishes between two sexes: male and female. In Germany there is a new law for a new legal gender "divers".
„Divers“ refers to a gender spectrum between male, female and beyond. "I feel my own sex very changeable, it never feels like I am a man or a woman. But only a body to which belongs a spirit and a mind that creates“ this is how Luca describes themself. Thus Luca unites alleged characteristics of both classical sexes in his appearance. Although Luca has experienced antipathy and even physical violence, because of his appearance - Luca would never stop being themself. The first time Luca felt really accepted was in theatre.
In the theater, Luca found a way to develop more empathy. An effect that may someday be passed on to people who offend Luca's looks, beliefs, and way of loving.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Luca HennigLuca [L]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
ColoristDavid Seul
Director of photographyHannah Schwaiger
DirectorRicarda Funnemann
DirectorHannah Schwaiger
Sound designerArno Augustin

Production companies

CompanyComment
Funnemann & Schwaiger Produktion [de]

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Hannah Schwaiger20192. Hauptpreis - Blicke Filmfestival2. HauptpreisWinner
Ricarda Funnemann20192. Hauptpreis - Blicke Filmfestival2. HauptpreisWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020GermanyFilmfest Dresden
2020GermanyBundesfestival junger Film
2020USADamn these Heels
2020GermanyHannover Queer Film Festival
2020NetherlandsAmsterdam Dance Event
2019GermanyDOK - Leipzig