Call Me Marianna

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Queer
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English
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Her ex-wife and daughter won't meet her. Her mother still calls her "son". Marianna is an 40-year-old woman who has just sued her parents in order to obtain a gender reassignment. In Poland, to change your sex, you have to get permission from your parents, regardless of your age. Alienated by her mother and neglecting her best friends, she seeks refuge in a theatre group where she comes to make sense of her situation by rehearsing a play based on her past. When the days to the operation loom over her, Marianna kindles an unlikely romance with an older gentleman who offers her a ray of hope, but she remains confronted with the idea of losing what she holds dearest to her – her family – and she must face the chilling reminder of the sacrifices one takes to be themselves.