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Orlando, My Political Biography

classified 12A S

Fri 5 - Thu 11 July

Paul B. Preciado
Arthur, Emma Avena, Amir Baylly
98 mins, Subtitled, 2023, France
Primary language

From acclaimed writer and activist Paul B. Preciado, Orlando: My Political Biography is a bold and joyous celebration of trans identity, told through the lens of Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel.

Woolf’s Orlando follows the centuries-spanning life of a young nobleman who awakens to find that they are a woman. Almost a century after its publication, Preciado claims that fiction has become reality and Orlando’s story lies at the root of all contemporary trans and non-binary life.

Told through a myriad of trans and non-binary voices living today – the new ‘Orlandos’ – this part-performance, part-documentary offers a dazzling example of how life, poetry and gender can meet in the search for truth.

  • Screenings of Orlando, My Political Biography on Tue 9 Jul are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

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