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Im Totem Winkel

Im Totem Winkel

Original name: Im Totem Winkel
English name: Orlando, My Political Biography
Year: 2023
Run time: 98 Min
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director: Paul B. Preciado
Producers: Yaël Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez
cast: Paul B. Preciado, Oscar S. Miller, Janis Saraoui, Liz Christin, Elios Levy, Victor Marzouk, Kori Ceballos, Vanasay Khamphommala, Ruben Rizza
Screenplay: Paul B. Preciado
Cinematographer: Victor Zebo
Editor: Yotam Ben David
Sound Designer: Arno Ledoux
Music Composer: Clara Deshayes
Production Company: Les Films du Poisson, 24images
World Sales: Party Film Sales


  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • Berlinale 2023
  • San Sebastián IFF 2023
  • IDFA 2023
  • Mar del Plata IFF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2023 Orlando, My Political Biography

Director's Biography:

 Paul B. Preciado

Paul B. Preciado is a writer, philosopher, curator, and one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and body politics. Among his different assignments, he has been Curator of Public Programs of documenta 14 (Kassel/Athens), Curator of the Taiwan Pavilion in Venice in 2019, and Head of Research of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA). He has published multiple books, which are a key reference to queer, trans and non-binary contemporary art and activism. He was born in Spain and lives in Paris.


A century after the publication of ‘Orlando: A Biography’, by Virginia Woolf, Paul B. Preciado, philosopher and trans activist, addresses a letter to tell her that her character has come true: the world is becoming Orlandesque. Preciado calls a cast: "Who are the contemporary Orlandos?" 25 different people, all trans and non-binary, from 8 years old to 70 who come to play Woolf’s fictional character while also narrating their own lives; and a series of mid twentieth century trans archives that evoke the real historical Orlandos in their struggle for recognition and visibility.