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Soy Niño (2022)

Section: Beyond the Childhood Horizon

Director: Lorena Zilleruelo, France, Chile, 2022, 62 min.



Tue | 06.06 | 10:30 | Golden Apple Cinema 2

Bastian, a young trans boy, has to face a very difficult time in life: adolescence. It becomes even harder when he has to put his best efforts into asserting his individuality. From age 12 to 18, Bastian is filmed by his dear cousin Lorena who catches every glimpse of intimacy and difficulties. We witness how social and economic obstacles can put Bastian’s transition at risk. Bastian’s journey introduces us to a newly open-minded Chile, more tolerant thanks to Chile’s new generation.

CountryFrance, Chile
Production Year2022
Runtime62 min.
Age limit13
SubtitlesCzech, English
Directed by Lorena Zilleruelo
Story Lorena Zilleruelo
Screenplay Lorena Zilleruelo
Director of Photography Lorena Zilleruelo
Music Guillermo Dumay
Edited by Nicolas Bancilhon, Lorena Zilleruelo, Léa Chatauret, Sandra Ach
Contact Outplay Films
Lorena Zilleruelo A screenwriter and director of Chilean origin based in France, where she also studied, including schools at Le Fresnoy and La Fémis. She deals with themes of political activism and collective memory in her work. She's made several short films and her debut feature documentary is Soy Niño (2022).