Not a Man in Sight

How do women define their roles when there is no man in sight?

Martine (24) is still developing her identity. She wants to be seen as a masculine individual – not a lesbian. Mette (35) – the film’s director – is dreaming of becoming a mother. She and her wife Stina, face the big question; Is our baby not going to have a father? Marja (78) and Bodil, part of the first openly gay generation, think their new apartment is too masculine and needs “gender reassignment surgery”.

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Screenings/festivals:

Thessaloniki International LGBT-Q Film Festival
Dokfilm, The Norwegian Documentary film festival, Volda 2012
Cineffable Lesbian Film Festival, Paris, France 2013
KASHISH Queer Film Festival, Mumbai, India 2013
Side by Side, Moscow 2013
Q! Film Festival, Jakarta 2012
CineDoc, Greece 2012
Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, St. Petersburg 2012
Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Oslo 2012
Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg 2012
Tempo Film Festival, Stockholm 2012
Outview, Athens 2012
Pink Apple, Zürich 2012
QDoc, Portland 2012

PRODUCTION FACTS
International title: Not a Man in Sight
Original title: Ingen mann i sikte
Format:
 Single documentary
Production Year:
 2011
Length: 
48 min (TV)/56 min (festival)
Language
Norwegian, Swedish, English
Release: 
2011
Director:
Mette Aakerholm Gardell
Producer: KriStine Ann Skaret, in co-production with
Stina Gardell, Mantaray Film (SWE)
Distributor:
Festivals: Medieoperatørene
Sales: Medieoperatørene

Financing:
Norwegian Film Institute
Swedish Film Institute
TV2 Norway
SVT
The Freedom of Expression Foundation (Fritt Ord)

Commissioning Editor:
Stig Andersen (NFI)