Anima – My Father’s Dresses (Anima: Die Kleider meines Vaters)

”It’s dangerous to keep family secrets for yourself because they continue to have an effect on generation after generation.”

Raised in Bavaria, Uli Decker wanted to become a pirate or pope. She didn’t suppose though, that she knows someone who is completely different than they seem to be. After her father ́s death, her mother hands over his diary and “secret” box to her as an inheritance. Its content rapidly changes Uli’s opinion of closest and loved ones, but also about the society she grew up in.

”Anima” is a documental, partially animated rollercoaster ride, that tells us about the turmoil that can be caused by love, as well as by gender identity.

🏆 Achtung Berlin 2022 – Best Documentary
🏆 Achtung Berlin 2022 – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
🏆 Max Ophüls Festival 2022 – Audience Award, Best Documentary
🏆 Perlen – Queer Film Festival 2022 – Audience Award, Best Documentary
🏆 Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2022 – WIFT Award


Uli Decker


Uli Decker, Rita Bakacs


Helmut Decker, Monika Decker, Cordula Decker, Uli Decker, Irmtraud Karlitschek, Herbert Karlitschek, Inge Schleussinger, Christl Spiegel


Anna Kühlein


Siri Klug


Germany 2022

running time:

94 minutes



English/Polish subtitles

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