Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and proud sex professional since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz – arguably one of Brazil’s most famous transgender personalities – shaped a new reality in her hostel by providing a safe working environment for generations of young transgendered women in the neighborhood of Lapa, in Rio de Janeiro. Queen of Lapa explores these women’s day-to-day lives, their quests for love, the Brazilian political climate, and some housemate rivalries, all under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.
Q&A with Queen of Lapa’s two directors (videoconference)
A beautiful, intimate and touching film presenting a sensible topic and truths about the political and social context of contemporary Brazil. Finding their codes in the genre of cinéma-vérité, the directors captured the reality of the protagonists by intruding, with respect and humility, in their privacy. These women share their fears, anxieties, and a daily struggle to exist, and tell us about the physical and psychological violence they face on a daily basis.
8 pm screening
335, De Maisonneuve Blvd East
Montréal, Québec, H2X 1K1
HOW TO BOOK
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THERE WILL BE A WAITING LIST