Trans Realities



A journey through the trans realities of today and yesterday has unintentionally been drawn throughout various films in the D’A 2023 programme. Sofía Otero has won the Silver Bear for Best Performance at the Berlinale for her role as a trans girl in 20,000 Species of Bees. In My Way Out, Izaskun Arandia recovers the history of one of the pioneering clubs for trans women, while Sébastien Lifshitz reconstructs the memory of Casa Susanna, a refuge in the United States for transvestism. The protagonist of Trois nuits par semaine, by Florent Gouëlou, falls in love with a drag queen, but he doesn’t know if he also loves the person behind the mask. In Monica, Andrea Pallaoro explores the trans family experience from another perspective. And Alteritats, by Alba Cros and Nora Haddad, collects trans experiences within the spectrum of lesbianism. We will talk about these and other trans realities in a debate that will bring them closer to our context, and will allow us to comment and discuss the challenges, successes and shortcomings in the representation of trans experiences in cinema and off the screens.


Eulàlia Iglesias Huix

Journalist and critic specialized in cinema and audiovisuals. She is an associate professor at the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona). She is a member of the editorial board of Caimán – Cuadernos de Cine, she collaborates in the newspaper Ara, Fotogramas or Rockdelux.

Miquel Missé

Miguel Missé is a sociologist, an expert in gender and sexuality. He works as an independent consultant and trainer advising public institutions in the field of policies for sexual and gender diversity and is both a curator and content advisor in multiple artistic and cultural projects.

Rubén Antón

Artist. He directs 'Drag is Burning', an art project that recovers the history of cross-dressing, transformism and drag through the visual arts and collective LGTBIQ + art exhibitions in Barcelona.

Izaskun Arandia

Producer and film director. She has written and directed the webserie Ni Naiz Naizena (I Am Who I Am) and debuts in the direction of the feature film with My Way Out, presented in the D'A 2023.

Mo Benet Cosculluela

Non-binary trans computer engineer developing software as a job and hardware as a vocation. They have co-founded techno-genre projects such as the Pechblenda transhackfeminist laboratory and was part of the Cyborg Foundation Labs. They have participated in the film Alteritats.


28/03/2023 - 20:10H
Sala Raval (CCCB)