Original and visually daring, “Normal” is a genre-bending documentary that reflects on how female and male identities are performed in everyday interactions, through a collage of immersive scenes filmed all over Italy. Capturing some of the most iconic moments in people's life, from birth to adulthood, “Normal” reveals how our gender defines us in most of the things we do, affecting our gestures, desires, behaviors, and aspirations. At the gym or at the beach; in a disco or in a church; at fun-fairs, public parks and beauty centers: “Normal” explores the collective choreographies of gender in ordinary and familiar situations, resulting in a ballet of moving images that depict the events while simultaneously meditating on their significance. Do we live in a world of constant performance? With its open form and contemplative pace, “Normal” offers a riveting experience into the spectacle of gender in everyday life, inviting the audience to question and unravel the very idea of normality.
Join us for our live Q/A on October 18th at 11am PDT with with director Adele Tulli.