VALENTINA

By Cássio PEREIRA DOS SANTOS

CAMPO CERRADO PRODUÇÕES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2020

A trans girl and her mother move to a new town in order to start fresh, but quickly face dilemmas when the local high school needs a second parental signature for enrollment.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2019
Films in Progress (FIP)
Warsaw FF 2020
Competition 1-2
Mix Brasil 2020
Best Screenplay, Best Performance , Audience Award and Best Feature
Cine Latino Minneapolis 2020
Audience Choice Award
Sao Paulo IFF 2020
Audience Award, Special Mention for the Actress Thiessa Woinbackk
Montreal LGBT 2020
Audience Award
Rochester LGBT 2020
Competition
Cinekid Amsterdam 2020
Market - Screening Club
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, LGBT, First film
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Cássio PEREIRA DOS SANTOS
    • Producer(s)
    • Denise VIEIRA (Corriola Filmes), Natalia BRANDINO (Kocria Audiovisual), Walder JUNIOR (Kocria Audiovisual), Hebe TABACHNIK, Erika PEREIRA DOS SANTOS (Campo Cerrado Produções)
    • Synopsis
    • Valentina, a 17-year-old girl, moves to the countryside of Brazil with her mother Márcia to start fresh.

      To avoid being bullied in her new school, Valentina tries to enroll with her new name and hopes to be private about her gender history. However, the girl and her mother quickly face dilemmas when the local public high school needs a second parental signature for enrollment.

      Presenting trans actress Thiessa Woinbackk's debut in features, Valentina is a reflection of the real life hardships that society forces a strong young woman to endure in order to embrace who she is.