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.

Zorian Clayton, Programmer

Language Portuguese with English subtitles

Running time 95 minutes

Production company Campo Cerrado Produções

How to watch

  • On BFI Player in the UK with a ticket or festival pass
  • Watch at any time during the festival
  • 4 hours to finish once you start watching

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