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Orlando, My Political Biography - Opening Film

by Paul B. Preciado



20:00 - 21:30


Orlando, My Political Biography by Paul B. Preciado, France 2023, 98 minutes, French with German and English subtitles

We are proud to have this as our opening film of the festival! Before starting the film there will be an opening ceremony!

In "Orlando" (1928), Virginia Woolf tells the story of a young man who ends up being a woman. Almost 100 years after the publication of the novel, which is now considered a key queer text, philosopher and trans activist Paul B. Preciado writes a film letter to Woolf and calls out to her: "Your character has come true, the world is full of Orlandos today! In his film, he traces his own transformation and lets 25 other trans and non-binary people between the ages of 8 and 70 have their say. They all slip into the role of Orlando.

After the opening film, step outside for some hot tunes that'll set the mood – our opening party kicks off directly at Schikaneder. Get ready to dance the night away and celebrate the festival's launch in style!

mxlhxllxnd: a Hybrid spec ‘Austrianalian’ (half Austrian half Australian) — raised in the underground party and club scenes of Sydney, now Vienna based, mxlhxllxnd draws his tastes and influences predominantly from the sexier, endearingly-kitschy, and darker sides of disco, post-punk, New/Next/Coldwave, acid house and EBM. Slower tempos in the night’s genesis, mid to nearly-fast in its culmination. This is kissing music.


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