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MY NAME IS VIOLETA

by David Fernández de Castro, Marc Parramon

synopsis

Two very different families with something in common: a transgender child. Violeta, who just turned 11, decided five years ago that she wanted to be called and dress as a girl. It took a while for her baffled parents to accept her demand, but now Violeta leads a mostly happy life. The legal challenges and complex medical decisions that lie ahead in order to complete her transition are explored through other, older characters. Alan’s story is quite the opposite: he suffered at school and his family’s support wasn’t enough to prevent an outcome that mobilized his entire hometown.

international title: My Name Is Violeta
original title: Me llamo Violeta
country: Spain
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: David Fernández de Castro, Marc Parramon
film run: 73'
release date: ES 28/06/2019
screenplay: David Fernández de Castro
cinematography by: Anna Molins
film editing: Xavi Viñas
music: Odil Bright
producer: Carles Brugueras, Marieke Van Den Bersselaar, Joan Úbeda
production: Mediapro, Polar Star Films
backing: DKiss (ES), Movistar+ (ES), ICEC (ES)
distributor: Mediapro
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