Dir: Cássio Pereira dos Santos

GidCássio Pereira dos Santos

CastThiessa Woinbackk, Guta Stresser, Rômulo Braga, Ronaldo Bonafro, Letícia Franco

Brazil | 2020 | 95’ | Fic | O.V. Brazilian Portuguese with English and Spanish subtitles

Spanish premiere

Cássio P. Santos (Campo Cerrado) /

Valentina, a 17-year-old girl, moves to the countryside of Brazil with her mother Márcia to start afresh. To avoid being bullied in her new school, Valentina tries to enroll with her social name and keep the fact that she is trans as a secret. However, the girl and her mother quickly face dilemmas when the local high school needs a second parental signature for enrollment.

Despite censorship, difficulties and the disinterest of its president, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian filmmaking continues to be one of the most daring, lucid and overflowing with energy on the international scene. Valentina is a case in point. Literally brutal.


2020: OUTFEST LA – World Premiere, , Outshine Florida, Warsaw Film Festival and Market, Cine Latino Mineapolis Saint Paul, Rochester LGBT, Mostra Internacional de São Paulo,  Image Nation, Mix Brasil, 2021: 51st International Film Festival India.