Experimental Film | 2016-2017 | Germany


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Brief synopsis

Kathy Acker’s writing, and a seminal portrait of her taken by intersex photographer Del LaGrace Volcano, provide a lens through which to explore trans subjectivity and the queering of cinema. Pol Merchan’s hybrid doc fluidly moves from the documentation of the punk era to a more performative exploration of gender. (Hot Docs, Eileen Arandiga)


director of photographyZara Zandieh
director of photographyNadja Krüger
directorPol Merchan
editorGinés Olivares
composerschininà manuela
producerPol Merchan
producerNadja Krüger
production sound mixerGizem Oruç
sound designerschininà manuela

Production companies

Pol Merchan Produktion [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Pol Merchan2017Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen [de]Deutscher Wettbewerb 2Nominated