My Love Affair with Marriage

United States
RIFF 2022

My Love Affair with Marriage

108 Minutes | Latvia, United States, Luxembourg | 2022


Songs and fairytales had led Zelma to believe that love would solve all her problems as long as she abided by societal expectations. But as she grew older something didn’t seem right with the concept of love.

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Director’s Bio

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Signe Baumane is a Latvian-born, Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. She has made 17 award-winning animated shorts but is best known for her first animated feature Rocks in my Pockets. The film covers a 100-year history of depression and suicide of women in her family, including herself. It premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014, went on to over 130 international festivals and opened theatrically in the U.S. through Zeitgeist Films.
Signe’s new animated feature My Love Affair With Marriage fuses animation with music, theater, science, photography, three-dimensional sets and traditional hand-drawn animation to tell the story of a spirited young woman’s quest for perfect Love and lasting Marriage. Signe is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow in Film for New York Foundation for the Arts. She has a degree in Philosophy from Moscow State University.2022 My Love Affair with Marriage, feature
2016 The ABC of Travel, short
2014 Rocks in My Pockets, feature
2014 Tarzan, short
2009 Birth, short
2008 The Very First Desire Now and Forever, short
2007 Teat Beat of Sex: Episodes 8–11, short
2007 Veterinarian, short
2007 Teat Beat of Sex: Episodes 1–3, short
2005 Five Infomercials for Dentists, short
2005 Dentist, short
2002 Woman, short
2002 Five Fucking Fables, short
2001 Natasha, short
1999 The Threatened One, short
1998 Love Story
1995 The Gold of the Tigers, short
1993 Tiny Shoes, short
1991 The Witch and the Cow, short

Film Details

  • Year:
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    108 Minutes
  • Languages:
  • Countries:
    Latvia, United States, Luxembourg
  • Premiere:
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Signe Baumane
  • Screenwriter:
  • Producer:
    Sturgis Warner, Raoul Nadalet, Roberts Vinovskis
  • Cast:
    Dagmara Dominczyk, Michele Pawk, Trio Limonāde, Cameron Monaghan, Matthew Modine, Stephen Lang, Erica Schroeder, Emma Kenney, Florencia Lozano, Clyde Baldo, Carolyn Baeumler, Christina Pumariega, Tracy Thorne, Laila Robbins, Cindy Cheung, Dale Soules, Anna O’donnoghue, Tanya Franks, Najla Said, Dan Domingues, Keith Randolph Smith, Ruby Modine, Brian Dykstra, Andrew Garman, Michael Laurence, Jennifer Dorr White, Storm Large