Julia Ritschel / Spain / 2021 / 12 min

Set in a time long ago, ORLANDOS tells the story of a woman breaking free from her restricted life to meet her forbidden lover, a trans man, who shows her the world of seduction, freedom and lust. Inspired by Orlando: A Biography, the pioneering 1928 queer novel by Virginia Woolf based on the life of her lover Vita Sackville-West and the first English language transgender fiction, this movie is a love letter to all of the Orlandos out there who are living and loving outside of gender restrictions. 

Featuring Sulema Vasquez & Kay Garnellien

STRIKE A POSE: Short Films (95 min) / 2:30 pm Nov 5 / Grand Illusion Cinema

Director Biography – Julia Ritschel



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