INTO MY NAME
by Nicolò Bassetti
Nico is 33 years-old, Leo is 30, Andrea 25 and Raff 23: they come from different parts of Italy. They start their gender transition at different times in their lives. Day by day, they boldly face all the obstacles of a strictly binary world. To achieve a fulfilling and dignified life is a matter of survival. They need to be resolute, infinitely patient and can’t hope to get by without seeing the funny side of the whole matter.
“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. 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 ONBOARD AND CAN’T WAIT FOR EVERYONE TO SEE IT.”
- ELLIOT PAGE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Directed by Nicolò Bassetti
Produced by Nicolò Bassetti, Lucia Nicolai, Marcello Paolillo
A Nuovi Paesaggi Urbani & Art of Panic Production
Executive Produced by Elliot Page, Gaia Morrione
Cinematography & Sound: Nicolò Bassetti
Editors: Desideria Rayner, Marco Rizzo
Sound Editor: Stefano Grosso
In Association with HHH Productions LLC
With the support of MiC, Regione Emilia-Romagna
DIRECTOR - NICOLO BASSETTI
Nicolò Bassetti was born in Milan on 22nd August 1961.
Creator of SacroGra, a urban narrative project. Author of the book Sacro romano Gra, published by Quodlibet in Italy (2013) and La Fosse aux Ours in France (2015).
From his original idea and two years’ work with filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi, came the documentary film Sacro GRA that won the Golden Lion at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
Bassetti made his directorial debut with the independent documentary film Magnifiche Sorti – Quadri da una Esposizione Universale (Magnificent Fortunes – Portraits from a World’s Fair). The film tells the stories of people who are forced to deal, against their will, with a mysterious, new place: the last World’s Fair, Expo 2015, a colossal spaceship that landed in the middle of a suburb. Landscape expert and urban explorer, Bassetti has always been involved in topics such as the identity and memory of places.
Among other projects, he worked in the Ruhr valley shortly after the reunification of the two Germanies and at Italsider in Bagnoli (Naples) where, in the abandoned area between the chimneys and the sea, he created and curated the Neapolis Rock Festival.
BERLINALE 2022〡CPH:DOX 2022〡BIOGRAFILM 2022〡BERGEN IFF 2022〡SOFIA DOCUMENTAL 2022〡TLVFEST 2022〡THIS HUMAN WORLD 2022〡SANTA BARBARA IFF 2023
"Poetic and sincere... Into My Name is an achievement"
- Lovia Gyarkye The Hollywood Reporter
"An eye-opening look at the universal challenges of gender transition."
- Nick Vivarelli, IndieWire
"An open-hearted, at times ironic but never morbid tale about the long and turbulent process of making peace with oneself, in all its extraordinary normality, which the director recounts with respect and humanity."
- Vittoria Scarpa, Cineuropa
- Jude Dry, IndieWire