Log line: A trans girl and her mother move to a new town to start fresh, but quickly face dilemmas when the local high school needs a second parental signature for enrolment.


Valentina, a 17-year-old trans girl, moves to the countryside of Brazil with her mother Márcia to start fresh. To avoid being bullied in her new school, Valentina tries to enrol with her new name and hopes to be private about her gender history. However, the girl and her mother quickly face dilemmas when the local public high school needs a second parental signature for enrolment. Presenting trans actress Thiessa Woinbackk’s debut in features, Valentina is a reflection of the real-life hardships that society forces a strong young woman to endure and embrace who she is.

Director: Cássio Pereira dos Santos

Writer: Cássio Pereira dos Santos

Producers: Campo Cerrado, Corriola Filmes,Kocria Audiovisual

Cast: Thiessa Woinbackk, Guta Stresser, Rômulo Braga


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Format: Feature

Duration: 1hr 35min

Country: Brazil

Language: Portuguese

UK Release: 17 March 2021