I’M A BOY
I’M A BOY
Soy Nino. CL/FR 2022. Director: Lorena Zilleruelo. Screenplay: Lorena Zilleruelo. 62 min. Documentary. OV w/Eng. sub. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 14.
GERMAN PREMIERE | Filmguest at the cinema: Director Lorena Zilleruelo on 7.10.2022 at DFF Cinema and on 8.10.2022 at Cinéma
THE FILMMAKER PORTRAYS HER COUSINS JOURNEY FROM A TEENAGER TO A MAN.
Puberty is a monster. Everything changes — feelings, the body, relationships. David also struggles with his own reflection. The 12-year-old doesn’t grow a beard but breasts. In the following years the journey begins for him to find himself. It is the transition from Andrea to David to Bastian. With great empathy, his cousin Lorena Zilleruelo accompanies him with the camera on his way from a teenager to a man. In a very personal portrait, the filmmaker questions the social norms and at the same time shows how family can increasingly stand up for the rights of trans* people. (KT)
Chilean-born filmmaker Lorena Zilleruelo studied at the La Fémis Cinema School in France. Political activism and collective memory are central themes in her works. She has already presented her films in numerous countries.