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Film Info
Country Listing:Brazil
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:International Spectrum
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Gender & Sexuality
LGBT Culture & Issues
Personal Histories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Coraci Ruiz
Producer(s):Julio Matos
Executive Producer(s):Julio Matos
Editor(s):Luiza Fagá
Writer(s):Luiza Fagá
Coraci Ruiz
Cinematography:Coraci Ruiz
Composer:Natália Mallo
Sound:Guile Martins


Filming over three years, Brazilian filmmaker Coraci Ruiz follows the gender transition of her teenage son, Noah. As Noah's transformation and search for identity unfolds before our eyes, Ruiz and her own mother struggle with decisions that are inevitably placed out of their hands. Combining archival home videos and deeply revealing interviews with three generations of family, Threshold is a raw and remarkable window to a family in process. As Noah's understanding of himself begins to crystallize, Ruiz and her mother reflect on decisions, feelings and desires from their own youths. The memories of breaking old paradigms, facing their fears and dismantling prejudices are what they have to build a bridge towards acceptance. Nuanced and incredibly generous, Threshold offers a moving and inspiring narrative that delivers a compassionate record of love and understanding for us all. Ravi Srinivasan

Co-presented with Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

International Spectrum program supported by
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