הפסטיבל הבינלאומי לקולנוע דוקומנטרי בתל אביב 3-12.5.12

I AM A WOMAN NOW

Netherlands 2011, 80 min, English, Dutch, French and German, Hebrew & English subtitles

Whoever wanted a sex reassignment surgery in the 1950's could do so in Casablanca, at French gynecologist Georges Burou's clinic, without fear of psychological examination. The French transgender singer known as Coccinelle was one of the first to use Burou’s services, and many others followed. Michiel Van Erp’s film follows five women who underwent surgery during that time, just before the sexual revolution and the Gay Liberation movement of the 1960's. Intimate interviews reveal their lifestyle, what made them change their sex, how it influenced their lives, and how they cope with the unavoidable aging.

I AM A WOMAN NOW website

Director: Michiel Van Erp
Production: Monique Busman, Michiel Van Erp
Production Company: De Familie
Editing: Hinne Brouwer
Cinematography: Mark Van Aller, Nsc
Research: Manon Van Der Sluijs, Alex Bakker
Soundtrack: Rob Dul
Music: Louis Ter Burg
Print Source: Cat & Docs (info@catndocs.com)Director CV
  • Tue 8/5 12:00, Cinemateque 3
  • Fri 11/5 22:15, Cinemateque 3
Screened in cooperation with The Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival
Michiel van Erp (Eindhoven, October 4, 1963) graduated in 1988 from the Technical University in Delft (Industrial Design). From 1988 until 1992 he worked as an actor for various theatre companies. He started his work for television in 1991, making various children programmes for the VPRO.

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