Threshold

(Limiar)

Brazil  ·  2020  ·  77'
Directed by Coraci Ruiz

Produced by Julio Matos for Laboratorio Cisco

 
 

Synopsis

"Threshold" is an autobiographical documentary made by a mother who follows the gender transition of her adolescent son: between 2016 and 2019 she interviews him addressing the conflicts, certainties and uncertainties that pervade him in a deep search for his identity. At the same time, the mother, revealed through a first-person narration and by her voice behind the camera that talks to her son, also goes through a process of transformation required by the situation that life presents her with by breaking old paradigms, facing fears and dismantling prejudices.

 
 

AWARDS

Best Documentary at Festival de Cine de Lima

Best Documentary at Turin Lovers LGBTQI FF

Best Documentary (Audience Award) at Queer Lisboa

Best Film at Cine a la Vista! Youth International Film Festival

Festival Mix Brazil: Best Direction

For Rainbow Brazil: Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Photography, Best Sound Design

FESTIVALS 

Hot Docs 2021 - International Spectrum Competition

Opening Film at Ethnocineca Vienna and at Everybory's Perfect Geneva

Closing Film at Durban IFF

Festival de Malaga

Moscow IDFF DOKer

Women IFF Dortmund/Cologne

DocMontevideo

Amor Festival Chile

Festival Mix Milano

Seattle Latino FF

Cinemagic IFF

Threshold is necessary and welcome.

—  C7nema