(Canela )
Cecilia del Valle | Documentary

2020 | 75 minutes | Argentina

The daily life of Canela Grandi, a trans woman nearly 60 years old. Canela exposes a complicated and positive view of the reality of a minority that is almost invisible to many.


At 48, Áyax Grandi, an architect from the city of Rosario, decided to become Canela. This film narrates the moments in the life of Canela where she is torn between having gender reassignment surgery or not. With that in mind, her search begins. She consults with healthcare professionals, her sons, and old friends until she realizes something about her desire that she didn’t really expect.


“A sensitive and cheerful gaze.”- María Fernanda Mugica, La Nación

“An extraordinary protagonist.”- Juan Pablo Cinelli, Página 12

“A remarkable documentary.”- Ezequiel Boetti, Otros Cines

“A fascinating portrait”- Anna Dodier,

Main credits

Valle, Cecilia del (film director)
Valle, Cecilia del (screenwriter)
Valle, Cecilia del (film producer)
Tamburello, Romina (screenwriter)
Grandi Mallarini, Canela (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Cinematography, Lucas Pérez; editor, Verónica Rossi; music, Juani Favre.

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ASTERISCO International LGBTIQ+ Film Festival - Special Mention; Rio Festival de Cinema LGBTQIA+ - Best Film, Best Director, Audience Award; Vancouver Latin American Film Festival - Competition; Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival; ZINEGOAK Bilbao International GayLesboTrans Film and Performing Arts Festival; Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; VANDA DUARTE Festival de Cine de Mujeres y Disidencias Latinxs; OUT & LOUD Pune International Queer Film Festival; International Fest Dortmund/Koln; OUTFEST PERU LGBT Film Festival; OUT at the Movies International Film Fest; MIX MEXICO Cinema and Sexual Diversity Festival; MIX COPENHAGEN Film Festival; MIX BRASIL Festgival Filmar en America Latina.

DIRECTOR: Cecilia del Valle


YEAR: 2020

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adult



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