Mexico 2020 – Director: Bruno Santamaría – Original language: Spanish – Subtitles: English – Length: 75 min.

Young and transgender in the Mexican province, Arturo’s big dream is to finally be able to dress as a woman. The filmmaker Bruno Santamaría establishes a great emotional rapport that makes this coming of age film a moving portrait.

No youth rating



Bruno Santamaría

Studied Communication and Cinematography at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico. COSAS QUE NO HACEMOS /THINGS WE DARE NOT DO is his second long documentary as a director.

Filmography (selection)

VIVOS, DE 2020, 112 min. (DoP, Director: Ai Weiwei)
THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE, DE/MX 2018, 93 min. (DoP, Director: Zita Erffa)
MARGARITA, MX 2016, 73 min. (Director)

VIKTOR Competition

The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, endowed with 5,000 euros, donated by the Petra Kelly Foundation.

Winner Victor DOK.horizonte


Production: N.N.. Producer: N.N.. International Sales: Taskovski Films Ltd.

DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency 2021

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