Directed with rare sensitivity and compassion “My Emptiness and I”, director Adrian
Silvestre’s second feature film, is following a young transgender woman living in Barcelona and working an unsatisfying job at a call center. She yearns for “normal romance” and for a man who would love her the way she is. She fantasizes of a sweeping romance with handsome men and of starting a traditional family. As it turns out, reality is much more complicated and she experiences a series of embarrassing dates while also dealing with her physical transition.
Director Adrian Silvestre accompanies her daily life, as she talks candidly with co-workers, queer friends and men she meets through dating apps, while trying to find her place in the world.
The main character, portrayed by Raphaelle Perez (who also co-wrote the script), seems to exude vulnerability and naiveté with gazes full of longing.
Screening in cooperation with The Gila Project for Trans Empowerment