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  Marcelo Gomes

  Brazil, Portugal     104 minutes


Gentle and soft-spoken, Paloma is a transgender woman living a peaceful life in rural Brazil with her loving boyfriend Zé and her young daughter. She picks fruit at a papaya farm in the hopes of saving enough money to have a traditional church wedding, the one thing that will complete her happiness. The local priest’s refusal to marry the couple only fuels Paloma’s determination to realize her dream—but she soon comes face-to-face with the prejudices of her conservative community. No amount of injustice, betrayal, or violence will shake her faith and pride in her family, and in herself. Last at the Festival with his award-winning 2019 documentary Waiting for the Carnival, filmmaker Marcelo Gomes paints an intimate portrait of trans joy and resilience.

 Portuguese with subtitles 

Content Warning

This film contains scenes of violence against trans women.

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Screenings & Events


Fri, Oct 14 @ 8:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Director Marcelo Gomes
*Subject to change


Tue, Oct 18 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Director Marcelo Gomes
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 17 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin only.


Film Credits

  •   João Vieira Jr., Nara Aragão
  •   Marcelo Gomes, Armando Praça, Gustavo Campos
  •   Rita M. Pestana
  •   Pierre de Kerchove
  •   Kika Sena, Ridson Reis, Anita de Souza Macedo, Clebia Souza
  •   Moabe Filho, Pedrinho Moreira
  •   O Grivo
  •   Janaina Bernardes, Ernesto, Soto Canny, Manuela Mandler, Ana Saito, Pablo Torrecillas, Emilie Georges, Sata Cissokho
  •   Carnaval Filmes, Gullane, Misti Filmes, Ukbar Filmes

Memory House Casa de Antiguidades

  João Paulo Miranda Maria

  Brazil, France 93 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the Midwestern United States
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri).

Virtual Events

Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:

With director João Paulo Miranda Maria


In southern Brazil—in a strange Austrian colony of sorts lost in time—indigenous-Black man Cristovam has arrived from the north to take a job at a milk factory. In the face of unrelenting xenophobia and racism, he finds refuge in an abandoned house filled with art objects and folkloric memorabilia that connect him back to his roots. Soon, the mysterious relics start to provoke a metamorphosis within him. Endowed with a newfound sense of identity and power, Cristovam’s quiet forbearance turns to emboldened action—and tension mounts, building to a mythic, stunning conclusion. Rich, evocative photography and an unsettling tone envelop this uncanny tale that unmasks the social, racial, and political tensions facing Brazil today.

 German, Portuguese with subtitles 



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