Alice Júnior

Alice Junior
“So folks, you know me as Alice Júnior. I’m trans, hard to beat, and ready for whatever there is to be.”

Fast-moving cuts set to pop samples and sound effects, a hint of glitz and a bagful of emojis. Alice Júnior is producing her latest YouTube video about the long-awaited first kiss. But when her father walks into her bedroom and announces in front of the camera that they will be leaving the vibrant Brazilian city of Recife and moving to a small, conservative town in the south, Alice has to prepare herself for the prudery and small-mindedness she will confront there. The transgender teenager, played by the blogger Anne Celestino Mota, doesn't let the initial hostility get her down. With her dazzling personality, the self-confident and charismatic Alice makes her new schoolmates and teachers rethink their conservative Catholic ways.
by Gil Baroni
with Anne Celestino Mota, Emmanuel Rosset, Thaís Schier, Surya Amitrano, Matheus Moura, Katia Horn, Igor Augustho, Gustavo Piaskoski, Antonia Montemezzo, Marcel Szymanski
Brazil 2019 Portuguese 87’ Colour


  • Anne Celestino Mota (Alice Júnior)
  • Emmanuel Rosset (Jean Genet)
  • Thaís Schier (Viviane)
  • Surya Amitrano (Taísa)
  • Matheus Moura (Bruno)
  • Katia Horn (Marisa)
  • Igor Augustho (Lino)
  • Gustavo Piaskoski (Guilherme)
  • Antonia Montemezzo (Manoela)
  • Marcel Szymanski (Professor Marcelo)


Director Gil Baroni
Screenplay Luiz Bertazzo
Cinematography Renato Ogata
Editing Pedro Giongo
Music Vinícius Nisi
Sound Design João Caserta
Sound Lucas Maffini
Production Design Bea Gerolin
Costumes Bettina Martinelli
Make-Up Andréa Tristão
Assistant Director Adriel Nizer
Casting Fábio S. Thibes
Production Manager Andréa Tomeleri
Producers Andréa Tomeleri, Gil Baroni
Co-Producers Anne Celestino Mota, Luiz Bertazzo, Matheus Moura

World sales

Moro Filmes

Produced by

Beija Flor Filmes

Gil Baroni

Born in Guarapuava, Brazil in 1979, he is a screenwriter, director and producer whose work focuses on human rights issues, especially the LGBTQI* universe. As co-owner of Beija Flor Filmes, he has produced several short films that have screened at a total of 172 international festivals and won 35 awards and eight special mentions. He has also taught production and directing at the College of Arts of Paraná.


2015 Ciclo 7x1 (Cycle 7-1); short documentary 2016 Horizonte de eventos (Event Horizon); short documentary · O amor de Catarina (The Love of Catarina) 2019 Alice Júnior (Alice Junior)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020