Woman of...

by Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert

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(Sweden, Poland / 2023 / 132’)


45 years of the life of Aniela Wesoły, who lived more than half of her life in the wrong body. Aniela struggles to assert her identity as a trans woman. Her journey takes place against the landscape of a country, Poland, sharply divided between impulses for change and the immobility of still strongly traditional social structures.
The film is an epic and melodramatic tale of awareness-raising in a country paralyzed by polarization. The result of years of work, it collects numerous testimonies of trans people and invites reflection on the contrast between modernity and tradition, between individual freedom and social stigma.