“Ma Vie En Rose” (My Life In Pink) will be shown at Fresno State on Friday, January 19th at 5:15PM in the McLane Hall 121. Admission is free.
“Ma Vie En Rose” is the story of a little girl born in a little boy’s body. For him, nothing is more natural than to change his gender. As a hopeful and sensitive child, he truly believes that a miracle is going to happen. He will be a girl, no doubt about it, and he’s in love with Jerome, his school mate, and son of his father’s colleague.
Initially a source of amusement, an outrage begins in their suburb when the two boys are discovered pretending to get married. The family begins to realize with horror that his desire to be a girl isn’t just a little boy’s fantasy. The situation turns into a real-life drama of intense reactions from neighbors, friends, and teachers, resulting in a profoundly optimistic ending.
Alain Berliner, 1997. France/Belgium/UK 88 Minutes. In French with English subtitles. Rated R for strong language. Ma Vie En Rose won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
There will be a post-screening discussion by Dr. John Beynon, Associate Professor of the Fresno State English Department.