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Valentina (2020)

Section: International Competition of Feature Films in the Youth Category

Director: Cássio Pereira dos Santos, Brazil, 2020, 95 min.

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Mon | 13.09 | 19:30 | Golden Apple Cinema, sál 5

Valentina wishes the only complications in her life were crushes on cute boys and fake IDs to go clubbing. But as a transgender teen in Brazil today, she faces significant social stigma and bureaucratic barriers. Her steadfast mum will do anything to smooth the path, so together they start over in a new town where nobody knows Valentina is trans. She becomes fast friends with a sweet gay guy and a pregnant computer nerd, but when they find themselves separated at a drunken party Valentina is harassed by someone who threatens to out her. However, with her steely support network and a maturity and resolve far beyond her years, she steamrollers the haters in this timely and transcendent drama.

CountryBrazil
Production Year2020
Runtime95 min.
Age limit15
LanguagePortuguese
SubtitlesEnglish, Czech
Directed by Cássio Pereira dos Santos
Story -
Screenplay Cássio Pereira dos Santos
Director of Photography Leonardo Feliciano
Music Tuyo and Xan
Edited by Alexandre Taira
Contact Campo Cerrado Produções
Cast Thiessa Woinbackk, Guta Stresser, Rômulo Braga, Ronaldo Bonafro, Letícia Franco
Cássio Pereira dos Santos A screenwriter and director from Brazil. He studied film at a university in the capital, Brasilia. He's devoted himself to short films, which have been presented and awarded internationally. The drama Valentina (2020) is his feature debut.