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Co-presented by: Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.
Note: Due to street closures the afternoon of Sunday, May 6 for Harvard Square’s Mayfair festival, it is strongly advised that you take public transit and leave extra travel time if attending screenings before 7pm.
Directed by Kiko Goifman and Claudia Priscilla. 2012, 77 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
LOOK AT ME AGAIN is a road movie that whisks us away to the wild, semi-arid expanse of northeastern Brazil. Our tough, cool traveling companion is Silvyo Luccio (‘… I was born a woman, became a lesbian and am now a man’), a thinker in the throes of transition and transformation who finds himself on a journey back into his religious-fundamentalist, deeply prejudiced, traditionalist past. At the heart of old wounds, humiliation and trauma lies an anxiously awaited encounter with a daughter and the hope of familial reconciliation.
LOOK AT ME AGAIN portrays a vibrant human being full of resilience, who has broken free of the sexual catechism’s stale trinity of hetero-homo-bisexuality in order to set off on a different path in search of new horizons. Before him lies a baking hot road through regions marked by grinding poverty, ardent religious faith, superstition and bloated machismo, as well as several encounters with some extraordinary people. (Description courtesy of the Berlinale: The Berlin International Film Festival.)