My Love Affair with Marriage

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My Love Affair with Marriage

My Love Affair with Marriage
Signe Baumane
Panorama Middle and Eastern Europe
Animated Film
Latvia,
USA,
Luxembourg
2022
108 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

“Beware of everything, especially men”, Zelma was told as a rule of thumb for a successful life as a woman. But when you meet the greatest love of all, and it happens to Zelma several times, biochemistry takes over and all advice is forgotten. In an animated musical, Signe Baumane’s protagonist dances her way through promising romantic beginnings, disappointed hopes and failing marriages – only to find out that she had better make the rules herself.

How much does this Zelma have in common with her inventor? Did Signe Baumane, too, meet a Sergey once and was so overwhelmed by noradrenaline, serotonin and dopamine that she simply failed to hear his condescending tone? In any case, the native Latvian and New Yorker by choice is known for using taboos and questionable notions of desirable and permitted, therefore “proper” femininity as a source of friction for her stories. For a long time, she remained faithful to the short form, until she presented her first feature-length animation in 2014 with “Rocks in My Pockets” – also at DOK Leipzig. She follows it up with “My Love Affair with Marriage” – not just in terms of length, but also in terms of the ironic, entertaining and yet serious exploration of the roles that biology and unexamined retold myths assign to women.

Sylvia Görke

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20.10.
#492
Schaubühne Lindenfels
My Love Affair with Marriage
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20.10.2022
Schaubühne Lindenfels
#492
My Love Affair with Marriage
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22.10.
#613
CineStar 2
My Love Affair with Marriage
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22.10.2022
CineStar 2
#613
My Love Affair with Marriage
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23.10.
#762
Passage Kinos Wintergarten
My Love Affair with Marriage
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
23.10.2022
Passage Kinos Wintergarten
#762
My Love Affair with Marriage
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
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Signe Baumane
Roberts Vinovski
Sturgis Warner
Signe Baumane
Raoul Nadalet
Natalia Dabrowska
Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane
Sturgis Warner
Kristian Sensini
Pierre Vedovato

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