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My Love Affair with Marriage (2023)

Opens on October 20

Director: Signe Baumane Run Time: 108 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Cameron Monaghan, Dagmara Domińczyk, Matthew Modine, Michele Pawk, Stephen Lang

Country: Luxembourg, United States, Latvia
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2022 Tribeca Film Festival
Jury Distinction, 2022 Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Hungry for love and acceptance, young Zelma feels incomplete. Hounded by three singing Mythology Sirens, she sets out on a 23-year quest for perfect love and lasting marriage. She is unaware, however, that her own biology is a powerful force to be reckoned with.

“Both poignant and deeply funny in the way only the best films can be. This animated feature film is a must watch”

—Yvonne Grzenkowicz, Animation for Adults

Told from a woman’s point of view, the film blends historical, biological, societal, and emotional arcs with a lively sense of humor and musical numbers. This animated film for adults tackles the issues of love, gender norms, domestic violence, fantasies and toxic relationships to propel a woman’s journey toward independence and liberation.

About the filmmaker:

Signe Baumane is a Latvian-born, Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. Before she shifted towards animated features with Rocks in My Pockets (2014) and My Love Affair with Marriage (2023), Baumane created a sizable body of short animated work that touched upon sex, gender, relationships, and mental health with a fierce sense of humor and refreshing bluntness. Collectively, her work has been accepted into over 300 film festivals around the world and received a variety of accolades.

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