Who I Am Not
Romania, Canada2023documentary105'International Documentary Competition
Sharon was a finalist of the Miss South Africa beauty pageant, while Dimakatso is a well-known activist. What they share is intersexuality, i.e. they possess traits of both sexes. Meanwhile, the world requires them to unambiguously declare their identity, which is not always in line with their subjective feelings. In a subtle and no-nonsense way, the film explores the complex issue of intersexuality, never the same in every single case. It captures the protagonists in their everyday struggle with prejudice and shows the problems they encounter when confronted with common beliefs and local traditions. Despite everything, they do not lose hope. Will there be a place for them in society that is already so extremely divided?
- directed by
- Tunde Skovran
Tunde Skovran was born in Transylvania, Romania. She graduated in 2005 from Babes Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) with a Bachelor degree in Drama. In 2014, she was recognized as one of the most promising young actresses in Central and Eastern Europe and was invited to participate in the Sarajevo International Film Festival Talent Campus. She is a Berlinale Talent alumni. She starred in a few movies, and in 2016 she created "J.U.S.T. Toys", a theatre production company that became a pioneer for experimental theater in Los Angeles. She produced and starred in acclaimed productions. The documentary “Who I Am Not” is her first feature length film as a director. As a work in progress, the film was awarded by WEMW in Trieste and by Dok Incubator at IDFA.
- Daniel Szandtner, Felix Streigel, Guillaume Beaudoin
- Luc Sicard
- Marianna Rudas
- Andrei Zinca Q&A guest (Double 4 Studios Romania)