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)


DirectorGil Baroni
ScreenplayLuiz Bertazzo
CinematographyRenato Ogata
EditingPedro Giongo
MusicVinícius Nisi
Sound DesignJoão Caserta
SoundLucas Maffini
Production DesignBea Gerolin
CostumesBettina Martinelli
Make-UpAndréa Tristão
Assistant DirectorAdriel Nizer
CastingFábio S. Thibes
Production ManagerAndréa Tomeleri
ProducersAndréa Tomeleri, Gil Baroni
Co-ProducersAnne Celestino Mota, Luiz Bertazzo, Matheus Moura

Produced by

Beija Flor Filmes

World Sales

Moro 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