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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

The Film


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. Since then it has screened at over 90 film festivals around the world, winning 23 awards. In addition, it has been distributed in a number of European countries. The North American theatrical release begins October 6th in New York followed by the film's Event Tour with filmmaker Signe Baumane. See Screenings Page for cities, dates, screening times and filmmaker appearances

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 Opening in Theaters in North America


My Love Affair With Marriage will have its North American theatrical premiere in

New York City, October 6, 2023 - tickets


followed by the West Coast premiere in

Los Angeles, October 12, 2023 - tickets


followed by cinemas around North America

An 8 Above theatrical release.


  • "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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