My life in Pink

A film about being different. It is the story of a little boy who dreams of being a little girl. What seems natural to him does not always look that way to other people; there are things we find normal that society deems taboo. It is also the story of the child's parents, who are at a loss in the face of his tenacity and conviction. Parents who cope as best they can and are hurt to see the accusation in their neighbours' eyes. It is the story of a quiet neighbourhood finding out about difference, fear, incomprehension and denial. A story of dreams, magic and hope. A story of the Technicolor world of a doll and a real world fading to grey. Of a psychological violence more painful than blows. An optimistic tale of disillusionment.
Belgium
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1997

Director
Alain Berliner

Script
Alain Berliner
Chris Vander Stappen

Cinematography
Yves Cape

Editing
Sandrine Deegen

Production
WFE sprl

Cast
Cristina Barget
Daniel Hassens
Georges Du Fresne
Grégory Diallo
Hélène Vincent
Jean-Philippe Ecoffey
Julien Rivière
Laurence Bibot
Michéle Laroque

Music
Dominique Dalcan
Zazie

Awards
Crystal Globe
Karlovy Vary; Critic's Prize
Public Prize
Sarajevo

Festivals
3rd Festival on Wheels
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