Actor and activist Elliot Page has been announced on as an executive producer for Nel Mio Nome (Into My Name), a transgender documentary from Italian director Nicolò Bassetti, premiering at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival next month.
The director says the film is rooted in his son's experience with his gender transition.
"My personal experience as a parent has allowed me, as a director, to find the necessary self-assurance to approach the protagonists of this story, to delve into their emotions, and establish an intimate relationship built on trust and complicity," Bassetti said about 'Nel Mio Nome.' "I am truly grateful to Elliot for adding his lived perspective to help our film find its way in the world."
In a statement supporting the documentary, Page said,
"What stands out to me about 'Nel Mio Nome' is the way it so artfully and intentionally presents all the different pieces that make up a person's identity. It's a meditation on trans humanity, and I've never seen another film like it," the actor, producer, and activist added. "Knowing that Bassetti consulted closely with his trans son throughout production is so beautiful to me, and I think that lived experience and input is clear in the film's perspective. I'm honored to be on board and can't wait for everyone to see it."
Nel Mio Nome provides an intimate look at the universal challenges of gender transitioning by observing the transition within a tight-knit group of friends in the Italian city of Bologna.
The documentary's characters, Leo, Nico, Andrea, and Raff — whose ages span from their mid-20s to mid-30s — come from different regions of Italy and start their gender transition from a female to a male identity at varying times in their lives. Every day, they face the obstacles of a strictly binary world.
Nel Mio Nome was produced by Bassetti’s company Nuovi Paesaggi Urbani and Lucia Nicolai and Marcello Paolillo’s Art of Panic.