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Watch: Exclusive ‘Call Me Marianna’ Trailer Shows the Sacrifices It Takes to Be Yourself

Watch: Exclusive 'Call Me Marianna' Trailer Shows the Sacrifices It Takes to Be Yourself


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In this exclusive international trailer for “Call Me Marianna,” one woman makes the decision to have a sex reassignment surgery and finds herself forced to make sacrifices in her personal life in order to be her true self.

According to Polish law, a person must sue their parents in order to legally change the gender on their birth certificate, which puts significant strains on Marianna’s relationship with her loved ones. The Catholic woman also struggles with her place in the Catholic church, an institution which historically does not recognize transgender people.

“Call Me Marianna” has been picking up awards throughout its festival run, including wins at Krakow, Locarno and Petersburg. The documentary is currently playing at IDFA. It was directed by Karolina Bielawska, whose documentary “Warsaw Available” won the Golden Hobby-Horse for Best Polish Film at the 50th Krakow Film Festival.

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