Transfariana

Directed by Joris Lachaise

2023

Documentary

152 min

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France Colombia

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Spanish

Synopsis

“Transfariana”: a hybrid title blending “trans” with “fariana,” the Spanish term for female FARC members. In a high-security prison south of Bogotá, the ma- rriage of a FARC leader to a former transgender sex worker first caused a scandal and then led to a shift in opinion. Thanks to this “rebellious wedding” between Jaison and Laura, an unprecedented dialogue is initiated between members of the guerrilla and members of transsexual associations in the tolerance zone of Bogota. Gradually, their stories intertwine, and their struggles converge and compose a moving historical fresco in a context of political transition

Festival Selections

11º SEBASTIANE LATINO AWARD TO THE BEST LATIN AMERICAN LGBTQ+ FEATURE OF 2023

Festivals

2023

  • Festival Filmar en América Latina |
  • Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano | ARRECIFE Award
  • Festival de Douarnenez |
  • États Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas |
  • Actoral Marseille |
  • Panorama du cinéma colombien, Paris |
  • Corsica Doc à Ajaccio |
  • Pour la Suite du Monde |
  • Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano |
  • Chéries-Chéris - festival du film LGBTQ+ de Paris | Prix Liberté Chérie
  • Les Gai Cine Mad | Sebastiane Latino Award
  • Berlin International Film Festival | PanoramaTeddy Award nominated
  • Loop Barcelona |
  • QUEERSICHT LGBTIAQ+ film festival |
  • Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Sao Paulo |
  • Bogotá International Film Festival |
  • Festivais Internacionais de Cine Queer Lisboa |
  • Fringe! Queer Film and Art Festival |
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de la Provincia de Buenos Aires |
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Lima | Premio GIO
  • Festival International Jean Rouch | Grand Prix Nanook

About the Director

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Joris Lachaise

Joris Lachaise's approach to filmmaking is based on the transition between his studies in philosophy to cinema. In 2005, he worked with Jean-Pierre Krief on Chronicle of a Trial Foretold, a film about the trial of Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi Special Tribunal. In 2009, he co-directed with Thomas Roussillon Like a bird in a fishbowl, the chronicle of a common struggle of asylum, gypsies, and homeless people seekers in Angers. In 2011, he directed Convention: Black Wall / White Holes, a film about the 50th anniversary of Mali's independence that won the FIFAI prize and was selected for the États généraux du documentaire in Lussas, France. In 2014, his film, Ce qu'il reste de la folie, was made in a psychiatric hospital in Senegal and won the Grand Prix at the FID Marseille festival before being selected for numerous festivals around the world. The film was released in French theaters in June 2016.

Filmography

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Laura Katalina Zamora, Jaison Murillo, Daniela “Lulu“ Maldonado, Máximo Castellanos Peña, Yurani Muñoz Ríos
Cinematographer:
Joris Lachaise
Editor:
Jérémy Gravayat, Joris Lachaise
Producer:
Raphaèle Dumas, Guillermo Quintero, Line Peyron
Production Company:
Mujo Prod
Co-production Company:
Romeo, Fuego Cine

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