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From Signe Baumane, director of Rocks in My Pockets, comes a new award-winning animated feature about a spirited young woman determined to find love in the bewildering world. My Love Affair With Marriage follows Zelma on her 23-year quest for perfect love and lasting marriage set against a backdrop of historic events in Eastern Europe.

Told from a woman’s point of view, the film blends historical, biological, societal, and emotional arcs with a lively sense of humor and musical numbers. This animated film for adults tackles the issues of love, gender norms, domestic violence, fantasies and toxic relationships to propel a woman's journey toward independence and liberation.


My Love Affair With Marriage premiered at Tribeca Festival in June 2022 and went on to screen at over 100 film festivals around the world winning 23 awards. The film is available in a number of European countries and has been released in North America through 8 Above. Director Signe Baumane is making a 25-city tour around the U.S. presenting the film to audiences, holding Q&As and giving away original drawings from the film. See Screenings Page for cities, dates and filmmaker appearances.

Starring the Voices of

Dagmara Dominczyk

Michele Pawk

Cameron Monaghan

Stephen Lang

Trio Limonāde

Storm Large

 and Matthew Modine as Bo

with 23 other top theater, film, and TV actors


What they are saying about

My Love Affair With Marriage:

  • "Funny, moving, and visually stunning throughout"

  • "One of the best female resistance films of the year"HuffPost

  • "A joyfully exuberant piece of work that manages to conduct some serious examination of human behavior whilst always being nothing less than gloriously entertaining." - Cineuropa

  • "A masterclass in human behavior" - Cartoon Brew

  • “My Love Affair With Marriage is an incredibly detailed animated feature chronicling the life of one young woman, and it also just so happens to be one of the best films of the year.” - Caillou Pettis Movie Reviews|

  • "Both poignant and deeply funny in the way only the best films can be. This animated feature film is a must watch" - Animation for Adults

  • "An outstanding feminist film that will undoubtedly win over audiences everywhere.“ - ReelNewsDaily

  • “Un voyage fantastique au centre du corps humain” - Le Monde

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Storm Large sings Lion / My Love Affair With Marriage

with clips from the film.

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