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My Emptiness and I

Narrative Centrepiece Original language title: Mi vacío y yo
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Raphäelle Perez delivers a star-making performance as a young, sassy woman at the start of her transition journey, in the latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Adrián Silvestre (Sediments, MGFF22).

French woman Raphi wants nothing more than for others to see her the way she sees herself. Working in a call centre in Barcelona, she’s searching for love, community and her place in the world – as she navigates the scary world of dating apps as a newly out trans woman. This powerful and nuanced portrayal of self-discovery, co-written by its phenomenal lead, is told with authenticity, humour and tenderness.

Content warning: contains depictions of transphobia, transphobic violence and dead naming

Sydney Premiere

Presented with

  • Premio Maguey Best Film, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2022
  • International Narrative Feature Grand Jury Special Mention, Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival 2022

“Made with a rare sensitivity and compassion, My Emptiness and I is a study, at once muted and lacerating, of the search for validation of a young trans woman in a world which can offer her no ready-made identities to choose from.”

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About My Emptiness and I
  • Community

    Transgender Women
  • Director

    Adrián Silvestre
  • Cast

    Raphaelle Pérez Alberto Díaz Marc Ribera Isabel Rocatti
  • Producer

    Marta Figueras Javier Pérez Santana Alba Sotorra
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Film Republic
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Centrepiece Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Boden Evans William Dishon
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