Reinventing Marvin tells the true story of Marvin Bijou (rising star Finnegan Oldfield), a young boy from a working-class family in a small village who suffers constant bullying at school and at home for being ‘different’ – too sensitive and too feminine. A chance encounter with a drama teacher opens the doors to a world that offers him the chance to escape his situation. Following Marvin into his mid-twenties as a theatre student in Paris, Fontaine presents a richly layered tale about identity building and transformation.
Reinventing Marvin screens on general release from Fri 14 September.
The screening on Mon 17 Sep at 20:40 will be introduced by Andrew Moor, Reader in Cinema History at Manchester Metropolitan University.