My Emptiness and I

Directed by Adrián Silvestre2022Spain98 mins

Scrappy, self-confident, and a little bit naïve, young androgyne Raphi is trying to navigate the sometimes-scary world of online dating as a newly out transwoman in Barcelona. Though her parents back in France are supportive, she is starting to feel the pressure to identify, look, and date a certain way: A therapist bluntly tells her she has “gender dysphoria;” some of her trans support group are focused on surgery; but Raphi is going to take this journey of self-discovery in her own unique direction, never losing her sense of romance and optimism.

My Emptiness and I is the narrative follow-up to director Adrián Silvestre’s powerful documentary Sediments and an intimate collaboration with co-writer and star Raphaëlle Pérez. The heart of the film is Pérez’s compelling performance–she is charismatic, raw, and comical all at once. The result is a uniquely compassionate—not to mention alternately funny and sexy—study of self-acceptance that eschews clichés for unbridled honesty.

Expected Guests

Adrián Silvestre
Raphaëlle Perez
Javier Pérez Santana


Masks and proof of vaccination are not required for this screening.
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Original Language Title
Mi vacío y yo
Adrián Silvestre
Running Time
98 mins
In Spanish and French with English subtitles
Streaming, Narrative Features, Fully-Subtitled Films
Program Note Writer
Elliott Breeden
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