• 9 10
  • 2020
  • 76min
  • Original Title: Limiar

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.

Coraci Ruiz
Coraci Ruiz Director

Production Companies

Julio Matos for Laboratorio Cisco

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