A teenage trans social media star is taken far out of her element in this charming and spirited MEAN GIRLS-esque high school comedy
Winner of the top prize at Mix Brasil, this one-of-a-kind charmer infuses the spirit of classic high school films such as MEAN GIRLS and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER with an electricity that will leave you buzzing with warmth and energy. Forced to leave the coastal city of Recife when her father gets a job in a small conservative town in the South of Brazil, transgender teenage social media star Alice Júnior's life is suddenly thrust into uncertainty and drab dread. Although she's far out of her comfort zone and facing the kind of resistance she never could have imagined, Alice is determined to take on Catholic school (and its uniform) with verve and wit and make the most of her new setting, religious classmates, and budding crushes. In her very first acting role, Anne Celestino Mota infuses Alice with an infectious relatability, inspiring confidence, and nuanced charm that demands great attention and suggests a bright future for the young actress. Powered by a spirited style rife with color, kitsch, and creativity, ALICE JÚNIOR is a celebration of rebellious youth and the potential for future generations to rethink outdated perspectives of gender, sexuality, and differences as a whole.
Cast: Anne Celestino Mota, Emmanuel Rosset, Thaís Schier, Surya Amitrano, Matheus Moura, Katia Horn, Igor Augustho, Gustavo Piaskoski, Antonia Montemezzo, Amanda Leal, Marcel Szymanski, Cida Rolim, Altamar Cezar, Simone Klein, Melissa Locatelli, Paolla Torrilhas, Leonarda Glück, Angélica Garcino, Megg Rayara Gomes de Oliveira
Writer: Luiz Bertazzo
Part of The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Presented in partnership with Latin Reel and GLAAD