An Albanian woman who has lived as a man for most of her life wants to reclaim her sexual identity.
The arrestingly serene Alba Rohrwacher (I Am Love) takes on her most ambitious role to date: an Albanian “sworn virgin,” one of that culture’s unmarried women who pledges to bind her breasts and live out her life as a man. The real-life setup is a knockout, both ancient and timely, and even though Rohrwacher never quite passes—she looks too much like Barbra Streisand’s Yentl—the movie is on to a larger point, namely about the fluidity of sexual identity and our universal penchant for self-reinvention. The film builds slowly but deserves an audience eager to discuss it.
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|Release date:||Friday April 22 2016|
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri|