Alice Júnior

Director: Gil Baroni
2019 | Brazil | 87m
GENRE: Comedy | Drama | Parenting/Family | Trans Women/Transfeminine | Transgender | Youth (18 & Under)
SECTION: Centerpiece | World Cinema
Expected Guests: Featuring Q&A with director Gil Baroni, screenwriter Luiz Bertazzo, actor Anne Celestino Mota, actor Emmanuel Rosset, and actor Surya Amitrano


Trans teen Internet sensation Alice has it going on: an apartment in a cool beach town, a loving dad, her own advice vlog, an almost-win on Teen Top Model, and a cat named Rhinoceros. All she’s missing is her first real kiss, but she’s pretty sure that’s coming her way soon. So when her dad relocates the family to rural southern Brazil, and worse, sends Alice to an old-fashioned Catholic school, things start to look pretty desperate.

Alice, played with sass and verve by Anna Celestino Mota, doesn’t let it get her down for long though, as she rises above being misgendered and bullied to find herself surrounded by a new set of supportive pals and with a whole new outlook. And yes, she finds that first kiss, in the most unlikely place. Filled with candy-colored animations and fizzy pop tunes, this vibrant coming-of-age film—which won prizes at nearly every Brazilian film festival over the past year—will warm your heart like the Brazilian sun.


Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am Thursday, September 17 and 11:59pm Sunday, September 27. We suggest watching it at 4:00pm Sunday, September 27 followed by the Q&A.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco, Cine+Mas SF

  • Language: In Portuguese with English subtitles