Q&A with Signe Baumane, author of the film My Love Affair With Marriage


4.12. at Kinodvor
Followed by a Q&A with Signe Baumane

From an early age, songs and fairy tales convinced Zelma that love would solve all her problems as long as she abided by societal expectations of how a girl should act. But as she grew older something didn’t seem right with the concept of love: the more she tried to conform, the more her body resisted. A story about the acceptance of the inner female rebellion. Signe’s new animated feature fuses animation with music, theatre, science, photography, three-dimensional sets and traditional hand-drawn animation to tell the story of a spirited young woman’s quest for perfect love and lasting marriage.

My first animated feature, Rocks in My Pockets, was based on true events involving five women of my family, including myself, and our battles with depression and suicide. There are similarities between the two, but My Love Affair with Marriage is slightly more removed from the purely personal space. I would say that it took the possibilities presented by Rocks… and expanded them, making this new film, hopefully, more accessible and universal.
– Signe Baumane