• Luvr
  • Jagged Mind
  • Cisco Kid
  • Breath of Life (A)
  • Represa
  • Lesbiennes, quelle histoire?
  • Prodigal Son
  • Swiping America
  • Bittersweet Becoming
  • Greetings from Queertown: Orlando
  • All The Flowers
  • Afire
  • Queer's Guide to Spiritual Living (A)
  • Three Strangers
  • Drag Me to Dinner
  • Every Body
  • Baby Queen
  • Egoist
  • It’s Not The First Time We Fight For Our Love
  • Safe World
  • Tommy Guns
  • Hidden Letters
  • Hawk as Big as a Horse (A)
  • Problemista
  • Liuben
  • Kenya
  • Otherness
  • Kissing the Ground You Walked On
  • Ama Osa
  • Sunflower
  • Cross dreamers
  • Buenas Compañías (Las)
  • Clashing Differences
  • Ultimatum: Queer Love (The)
  • Little Richard: King and Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Boulet Brothers' Halfway to Halloween TV Special (The)
  • Norwegian Dream
  • We Will Never Die
  • Neighbor (The)
  • LasVegas


Country: Brazil, Language: Portuguese, 95 mins

  • Director: Wesley Gondim
  • Producer: Thiago Rocha

CGiii Comment

Five Brazilian performers represent a dazzling encounter with variations of masculine femininity.

Safira O’Hara, Khryz Amusa, Chandelly Kidman, Hellena Borgyz and Jefferson Lemons perform in five different cities across Brazil. In their lives and work they reveal a fascinating variety of experiences and performance styles. Much of this film’s pleasure lies in the captivating personalities of these diverse performers, from the lip-synching drag queen (‘Bricklayer by day, drag queen by night!’) and flamboyant dancer to a once super-macho who changed his style to become a contemporary dance hero. The subjects gradually reveal their stories, their heartaches and successes, offering a rare insight into unconventional lives lived in the public eye and embracing a non-traditional effeminacy that goes beyond the binary. Afeminadas is a refreshing antidote to macho culture.

Brian Robinson