Anima - My Father's Dresses

 anima uli decker


Little Uli dreams of a life as a knight, pirate or pope. With her refusal of traditional role models, she turns into an outsider even within her own family. Years later after her father’s death, her mother hands her a box as an heirloom. The content: high heels, long fingernails, make-up and a wig - her father’s secret treasure. All of a sudden Uli sees her family, her father, herself and the society around her in a completely new light. A true story about family secrets, gender identity and the confusions of love - told as a tragic-comic rollercoaster ride through animated and filmed images.


Director: Uli Decker
Writer: Uli Decker, Rita Bakacs
DOP: Siri Klug
Additional camera: Uli Decker
Sound: Philip Hutter, Ludwig Fiedler, Jannik Flieger, Silvio Reichenbach
Animation: Falk Schuster, Julian Quitsch
Editing: Amparo Mejías, Frank Müller
Associate Producer: Nadja Smith
Producers: Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler
Commissioning Editor: Burkhard Althoff (ZDF/DKF)


Audience Award + Best Documentary @ 43rd Filmfestival Max-Ophüls, Germany

WIFT GR Award @ 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival