Brazil · 2020 · 77'
Directed by Coraci Ruiz
Produced by Julio Matos for Laboratorio Cisco
"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.
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 Llamale H FF
Jury Best Feature Documentary at TRANSlations FF
Best Film at Cine a la Vista! Youth International FF
Best Film by a woman at Unseen IFF Film Sozialak Bilbao
Best Docs&teens Film at DocsBarcelona
Best Film (Audience Award) at FrontDoc
Best Documentary Feature at San Diego Latino FF
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
Amor Festival Chile
Festival Mix Milano
Seattle Latino FF
Threshold is necessary and welcome.