MINISTÉRIO DA CIDADANIA, GOVERNO DO PARANÁ E COPEL presents

Synopsis

Camila’s debut feature (co-directed with Nicolás Videla) served as her thesis film and won much international acclaim. It closely follows Yermén, a Colombian tarot card reader who lives in a Santiago housing project and seeks financing to realize a long-sought sex-change surgery. The film mixes respectfully distanced observational doc procedures with scenes staged in partnership with Yermén and even lo-fi video footage shot by her, altogether presenting a life infused with a contagious thirst for self-reinvention – something hinted at in the film’s title.

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Direction

Camila José Donoso, Nicolás Videla ‘Naomi Campbel’ is the first feature film of Nicolás Videla and Camila Donoso. Nicolás Videla is a Social Communication graduate and has a degree as an Audiovisual Director. He is also a Bachelor in Social Sciences. His second film is ‘The Devil's Magnificent’ (2017, Best Film FICIQQ). He is currently working in performances in Chile. Camila José Donoso is a film director with two premiered films: ‘Casa Roshell’ (Berinale Forum 2017) and ‘Nona, If They Soak Me I'll Burn Them’ (Rotterdam 2019).

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