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Zelma, Age 20



Signe Baumane: Animation World Network

Signe Baumane: Women in Hollywood

Signe Baumane: Zippy Frames

Signe Baumane: Cartoon Brew

Dagmara Dominczyk (Zelma): Variety

Dagmara, Signe: Cinema Daily

Dagmara, Signe: The Black C.A.P.E.

Signe Baumane: GirlTalkHQ

Signe Baumane: Talkhouse

Latvian President Endorsement: Cartoon Brew

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"Written and directed with wild imagination... It’s a moody, unpredictable tale of love and loss, stuffed with vivid metaphors, Soviet period detail and pedagogical sequences about the physiology of love. The glue holding these disparate pieces together is the film’s gloriously tactile aesthetic... it is remarkably beautiful." - Natalia Winkelman, The New York Times

"The nine years between Baumane’s first feature and this one speak to the work involved in making a non-CG animated film, and the fundraising needed when operating outside the studio system (the credits thank 1,685 individual backers). With its fine mix of dark humor, healthy anger and self-compassion, this portrait of the artist as a young woman is the work of an inspired filmmaker, and it was worth the wait." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

“Funny, moving, and visually stunning throughout, it's easily one of the most distinct animated films I've seen in quite a while and it serves as a needed reminder that animation is an art form that can be used for more than family-oriented narratives." - Peter Sobczynski,

"Latvian filmmaker Signe Baumane quietly delivered one of the best female resistance films of the year — and it's animated... My Love Affair With Marriage is an exuberant and complex movie about the journey to female rebellion." — Candice Frederick, 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. Many of its themes of gender, identity and conformity also seem incredibly timely." - Laurence Boyce, Cineuropa

"This film is something special. It's unafraid to reveal our innermost thoughts, fears, hopes, regrets, mistakes, and dreams. It celebrates unfiltered authenticity with clever writing and delightful visuals. It's an outstanding feminist film that will undoubtedly win over audiences everywhere." - Liz Whittemore, ReelNewsDaily

"One of the best movies of the year. Signe Baumane's film is absolutely brimming with life, wonder, exploration, grief, trauma, longing, love, and so much more to the point where you could easily argue that this is the most expressive film in years."- Caillou Pettis, Caillou Pettis Movie Reviews

"Right from the start, Signe Baumane's animation proves it has earned a place in the hallowed halls of raw storytelling. Rough, storybook-sketched 2D characters are layered on top of highly texturized stop-motion backgrounds, detailing every paint stroke, scrape, sometimes even mold spore. And the imagery is just the start." - Victoria Davis, Animation World Network

“The performances throughout My Love Affair with Marriage are truly exceptional.” - Justin Waldman, Eye Crave Network

“This film is magnificent… One of 2022's truly great films.” - Unseen Films


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