In a small village in Normandy, a communist activist, married and father of a teenager, becomes trans at 55, helped by his wife.
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Direction & Screenplay
Leaving IDHEC (Fémis) in 1977, Françoise Romand directed a short film Rencontres… then she worked as an assistant director and assistant editor until 1985. She was trained at this documentary school which flirted with humor and joke with The fiction. In 1985, his first film Mix-Up or Méli Mélo (docu-fiction) will begin a career in English and a critical success in the USA. Appelez-moi Madame confirmed her style bordering on documentary and fiction and won the Golden Gate Award, which led her to teach film at Harvard (1999 - 2000).
In 1987, she won the Villa Medicis Hors les Murs in the USA. In 1995, the Film Center Art Institute (Chicago Museum) organized a Retrospective of his first films. In 1999 and 2000, she taught cinema at Harvard University, USA. From 2000, in conjunction with her cinematographic work, she became interested in the ramifications on the Internet and organized happenings on the Parisian underground scene with her Ciné-Romand, of which she edited a DVD in 2009. Retrospective in Turin in 2019.
Photo : Aldo Sperber
Claire Rochard, Marie-Hélène Noquet