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Call me by my name and I’ll call you by yours. That’s the genuine Italian sentiment at the heart of “Nel Mio Nome” (“Into My Name”), an impressionistic documentary about four trans-masculine friends living in and around Bologna in Northern Italy. Each with different perspectives, personalities, and interests, the film places their self-reflections on gender expression and transition against the bucolic backdrop of their everyday lives. Italian filmmaker Nicolò Bassetti consulted closely with his trans son throughout the filmmaking process, and a subtle but omnipresent of tenderness blankets the intimate scenes. He films his young subjects from a safe yet revealing distance: enough to see clearly but never so close as to put them on display. (Jude Dry on Indiwire)

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