BLOOMING ON THE ASPHALT

(Germino pétalas no asfalto)

Brazil  ·  2022  ·  79’ · Portuguese
Directed by Coraci Ruiz and Julio Matos

Produced by Coraci Ruiz, Hidalgo Romero and Julio Matos for Laboratorio Cisco

 
 

Synopsis
As Jack starts his gender transition process, Brazil is plunged into a wave of extreme conservatism. For five years we follow the transformations in both his life and in Brazil, as the LGBTQI+ community are challenged by an ultra right-wing government and a devastating pandemic. This intimate portrayal of Jack and his friends reveals a tender network of affection and solidarity that flourishes in the midst of adversity.

 

AWARDS

Best Documentary Feature at International Film Festival of La Paz, Bolivia

FESTIVALS 

Lovers Film Festival Italy

Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ FF Canada

AMOR FF LGBT+ Chile

Festival de Cine de Lima Peru

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Llamale H Uruguay

Fringe! Queer Film & Art Fest UK

Everybody's Perfect Geneva Queer IFF

Festival des Libertés Belgium

Pink Life QueerFest Turkey

Atlantidoc Uruguay

Bogocine Colombia

Ethnofest - Athens Ethnographic FF

FICVIÑA Chile

LGBT FF El Lugar Sin Límites Ecuador

Festival de films LGBTQI+ de Toulouse