Over three transformative years, a mother chronicles her adolescent son's gender transition, delving into their parallel journeys of identity and acceptance as both challenge societal paradigms and prejudices.
AWARDS: International Spectrum Competition. Hot Docs/ Best Documentary. Festival de Cine de Lima/ Best Documentary. Turin Lovers LGBTQI FF/ Best Documentary (Audience Award). Queer Lisboa/ Best Film. Llamale H FF/ Jury Best Feature Documentary. TRANSlations FF/ Best Film. Cine a la Vista! Youth International FF/ Best Film by a Woman. Unseen IFF Film Sozialak Bilbao/ Best Docs&teens Film. DocsBarcelona/ Best Film (Audience Award). FrontDoc/ Best Documentary Feature. San Diego Latino FF/ Opening Film at Ethnocineca Vienna and at Everybory's Perfect Geneva/ Closing Film at Durban IFF/ Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Photography, Best Sound Design. For Rainbow Brazil
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Festival de Malaga/ Moscow IDFF DOKer/ Women IFF Dortmund/Cologne/ DocMontevideo/ Amor Festival Chile/ Festival Mix Milano/ Chéries-Chéris Paris/ Seattle Latino FF/ Cinemagic IFF/ Festival Mix Brazil: Best Direction
Threshold - Identity, Transition, Acceptance, Evolution
Spanning from 2016 to 2019, this intimate autobiographical documentary intimately captures a mother's journey alongside her adolescent son's gender transition. As she regularly interviews him, we witness the evolving tapestry of emotions – conflicts, convictions, and uncertainties – as he navigates his profound quest for identity. Parallel to her son's transformation, the mother herself embarks on a deeply personal odyssey. Through her raw first-person narration and compassionate voice behind the camera, she confronts and dismantles deeply ingrained fears, prejudices, and paradigms, evolving alongside her son in their shared journey of discovery and acceptance.