Genderness saw its world premiere at the Beverly Hills Film Festival in Los Angeles in the spring of 2016. The European premier took place at Sweden´s official festival Göteborgs Film Festival in 2017.
The art film Genderness is an exploration of a beehive that does not like bees, or even itself for that matter. It would rather be human, but once transformed into human, bits and pieces from the past keeps returning every now and then…
– The questions entering your mind watching this film is my statement about gender. Though the word “statement” is flawed because it implies that something is fixed, I still use it. Because all your questions are equally important and they were also mine once, as I found my self choosing to be either man or woman only to realize I do not have to choose – I can be both, says Anders Ramsell.
The auto-portrait is omnipresent. Rutger Hauer does the voice over in Genderness, whilst visually the viewer watches an animated version of Ramsell i.e. Hauer takes on the role of Ramsell.
Genderness actually marks Hauer´s very first role in an animated film. He has never felt the process being creative enough, but with Genderness it was something else, Hauer explains – it was interesting like a mystery.
The music is written by Anders Ramsell and performed together with renowned Swedish guitarist Janne Schaffer.