Nel Mio Nome (Into My Name)

Feature Length Documentary | 2022


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.

Written and Directed byNicolò Bassetti

Produced byNicolò Bassetti, Lucia Nicolai, Marcello Paolillo

Executive ProducersElliot Page, Gaia Morrione

With the support ofRegione Emilia-Romagna, MiC

Main CastLeonardo Arpino, Raffaele Baldo, Andrea Ragno, Nicolò Sproccati

Cinematography & SoundNicolò Bassetti

EditorsDesideria Rayner, Marco Rizzo

Sound EditorStefano Grosso

Content AdvisorMatteo Bassetti

Duration93 minutes

International SalesCinephil

North American SalesUTA

ProductionNuovi Paesaggi Urbani & Art of Panic

In association withHHH Productions llc

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“Tender and poetic (…) Into My Name is an achievement”.

“Elliot Page’s attachment as executive producer will spur interest, but ‘Into My Name’ stands on its own as a sensitive, humanist portrait of four young F to M trans Italians coming into their own. […] Ultimately it’s the film’s own strengths that will see
it find welcoming audiences.”
Jay Weissberg – THE FILM VERDICT (US)

“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

“An empathic tale of transition”
Cristina Piccino – IL MANIFESTO (Italy)