My Love Affair With Marriage

My Love Affair with Marriage

Latvia | 2022 | 108 min. | Signe Baumane

This delightful and evocatively animated musical comedy for adults follows Zelma (Dagmara Dominczyk, “Succession”) over 23 years as she learns about and rebels against what women are taught about sex, body image, the that promise of one true love.

Director/Writer/Animator/Producer Signe Baumane and Producer Sturgis Warner scheduled to attend.

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…you know the rest. But what if love and marriage are not so simple? Especially when you take into account chemistry (gotta have that), institutional expectations of a woman's role in marriage (spoiler: It's A LOT), and your own inner love rebellion, well, the ideal marriage gets a bit complicated. That's what young Zelma (voiced by Dagmara Dominczyk) will discover on her 23-year-long journey to find true love in a world that doesn't give you much say. My Love Affair With Marriage is a semiautobiographical animated musical created by Signe Baumane, who takes a strong feminist look at the ridiculous complexity of the silly human condition we call love. Baumane's fantastic use of four different styles of animation, paired with an earnest view of societal expectations and pressures placed on women entering into the institution of matrimony, will have you questioning your own affair with marriage.

Sandra Woolf

  • Director: Signe Baumane
  • Principal Cast: Dagmara Dominczyk, Michele Pawk, Cameron Monaghan, Stephen Lang, Matthew Modine
  • Country: Latvia, USA, Luxembourg
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 108 min.
  • Producer: Roberts Vinovskis, Sturgis Warner, Signe Baumane, Raoul Nadalet
  • Screenplay: Signe Baumane
  • Cinematographers: Signe Baumane
  • Editors: Signe Baumane, Sturgis Warner
  • Music: Kristian Sensini
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2022 (Jury Distinction), Viborg Animation Festival 2022 (Best Feature Award), Woodstock Film Festival 2022 (Excellence in Narrative Directing Award), Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2022 (Best Feature Film)
  • Filmography: Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
  • Language: English
  • International Sales: New Europe Film Sales