Blooming on the AsphaltGermino pétalas no asfalto
BR, 2022, 79 min, Portuguese with English subtitles
Directed by: Coraci Ruiz, Julio Mato
As Jack starts his gender transition process, Brazil is plunged into a wave of extreme conservatism. For five years we follow the transformations in both his life and in Brazil, as the LGBTQI+ community are challenged by an ultra right-wing government and a devastating pandemic. This intimate portrayal of Jack and his friends reveals a tender network of affection and solidarity that flourishes in the midst of adversity.