NORMAL - Panorama

by Adele Tulli
Italy / 2019 / 70'

Production: FilmAffair in co-production with AAMOD – Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico in association with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Intramovies in collaboration with Rai Cinema, Ginestra Film

International Sales: Slingshot Films

Original and visually daring, NORMAL is a genre-bending documentary that reflects on how female and male identities are performed in everyday interactions, through a collage of immersive scenes filmed all over Italy. Capturing some of the most iconic moments in people’s life, from birth to adulthood, NORMAL reveals how our gender defines us in most of the things we do, affecting our gestures, desires, behaviours, and aspirations. At the gym or at the beach; in a disco or in a church; at funfairs, public parks and beauty centres: NORMAL explores the collective choreographies of gender in ordinary and familiar situations, resulting in a ballet of moving images that depict the events while simultaneously meditating on their significance. Do we live in a world of constant performance? With its open form and contemplative pace, NORMAL offers a riveting experience into the spectacle of gender in everyday life, inviting the audience to question and unravel the very idea of normality.

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