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documentary - 70' - 2018
written and directed by

adele tulli


Original and visually daring, NORMAL is a genre-bending documentary that reflects on how female and male identities are performed in everyday interactions, through a collage of immersive scenes filmed all over Italy. Capturing some of the most iconic moments in people's life, from birth to adulthood, NORMAL reveals how our gender defines us in most of the things we do, affecting our gestures, desires, behaviours, and aspirations.
At the gym or at the beach; in a disco or in a church; at funfairs, public parks and beauty centres: NORMAL explores the collective choreographies of gender in ordinary and familiar situations, resulting in a ballet of moving images that depict the events while simultaneously meditating on their significance. Do we live in a world of constant performance? With its open form and contemplative pace, NORMAL offers a riveting experience into the spectacle of gender in everyday life, inviting the audience to question and unravel the very idea of normality.

a FilmAffair production
Produced by Valeria Adilardi, Luca Ricciardi, Laura Romano
In co-production with AAMOD (Audiovisual Archive of the Democratic and Labour Movement)
In association with Istituto Luce Cinecittà and Intramovies
In collaboration with RAI Cinema and Ginestra Film
With the support of: Eurimages, Arts and Humanities Research Council UK,
Roehampton University, Atelier di Post-produzione Milano Film Network 2017

International Sales&Festivals: Slingshot films -

Cinematography: Clarissa Cappellani, Francesca Zonars
Editing: Ilaria Fraioli with Elisa Cantelli and Adele Tulli
Original Music: Andrea Koch
Sound Recording: Davide Pesola
Sound Design: Riccardo Spagnol
Sound Mix: Paolo Segat
Post-Production and Color: Mauro Vicentini
Academic Support: Caroline Bainbridge, Enrica Colusso
Research and Location Scouting: Alessia Petitto
Assistant Producers: Elisa Accattoli, Ilaria Quintas



Normal Trailer 90'' from FilmAffair on Vimeo