Nico is 33 years-old, Leo is 30, Andrea 25 and Raff 23: they come from different parts of Italy. They start their gender transition at different times in their lives. Day by day, they boldly face all the obstacles of a strictly binary world. To achieve a fulfilling and dignified life is a matter of survival. They need to be resolute, infinitely patient and can’t hope to get by without seeing the funny side of the whole matter.

Directed by Bassetti Nicolò

Nuovi Paesaggi Urbani & Art of Panic Production

Produced by Nicolò Bassetti, Lucia Nicolai, Marcello Paolillo

Executive Produced by Elliot Page, Gaia Morrione

In Association with HHH Productions LLC

 

With support from MIC, Regione Emilia Romagna

Italy | Italian’ | 93

About the director

Nicolò Bassetti was born in Milan on 22nd August 1961.

Creator of SacroGra, a urban narrative project. Author of the book Sacro romano Gra, published by Quodlibet in Italy (2013) and La Fosse aux Ours in France (2015).

From his original idea and two years’ work with filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi, came the documentary film Sacro GRA that won the Golden Lion at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

Bassetti made his directorial debut with the independent documentary film Magnifiche Sorti – Quadri da una Esposizione Universale (Magnificent Fortunes – Portraits from a World’s Fair). The film tells the stories of people who are forced to deal, against their will, with a mysterious, new place: the last World’s Fair, Expo 2015, a colossal spaceship that landed in the middle of a suburb. Landscape expert and urban explorer, Bassetti has always been involved in topics such as the identity and memory of places.

Among other projects, he worked in the Ruhr valley shortly after the reunification of the two Germanies and at Italsider in Bagnoli (Naples) where, in the abandoned area between the chimneys and the sea, he created and curated the Neapolis Rock Festival.

“What stands out to me about Nel Mio Nome is the way it so artfully and intentionally presents all the different pieces that make up a person’s identity. It’s a meditation on trans humanity, and I’ve never seen another film like it. Knowing that Bassetti consulted closely with his trans son throughout production is so beautiful to me, and I think that lived experience and input is clear in the film’s perspective. I’m honored to be onboard and can’t wait for everyone to see it.”