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Adele Tulli’s Normal is a journey through stereotypes about gender, in a society such as the Italian one, between patriarchal traditions and breaks from the pattern. From childhood on, we are “educated” to be “proper” male and female. Normal is what is subject to the norm, not what is “natural.” The preparation of a wedding with the suggestions for the bride-to-be; the coach teaching the boys how to hook up with girls; the selections for Miss Italy exposing the paradox of girls who dream to become scientists while showing themselves off in bikini … Normal shows a complex, multilayered gaze that questions the viewer. (Cristiana Paternò, Cinecittà News)

Adele Tulli 
In 2018, Adele Tulli completed her PhD at the University of Roehampton in London where she explored subversive film aesthetics within queer and feminist contexts. She is interested in gender studies and visual anthropology. Her films “365 Without 377”, about the struggles of the LGBT community in India, and”Rebel Menopause”, about the feminist activist Thérèse Clerc, have won several awards.

Film Selection: Normal (2019, doc) - Rebel Menopause (2014, doc short) - 365 Without 377 (2011, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2019

Adele Tulli

Italy / Sweden 2019
70 minutes

Clarissa Cappellani, Francesca Zonars
Ilaria Fraioli, Elisa Cantelli, Adele Tull
Davide Pesola
Andrea Koch
Valeria Adilardi, Luca Ricciardi, Laura Romano



FilmAffair, AAMOD - Audiovisual Archive of the Democratic and Labour Movement, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Intramovies, RAI Cinema, Ginestra Film
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Slingshot Films

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

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