a documentary by Felipe Frozza & Uli Decker
60 min. Germany/Italy, 2017
(subtitles available in English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French)
"Kelly" is a film about a person who lives in a foreign country and in a foreign body.
Kelly is a Brazilian transgender person who found refuge in an Italian holiday village. While pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a singer and performer, she survives on prostitution and dreams of finding the love of her life with the help of Afro-Brazilian rituals.
The film is a psychological portrait of a complex and contradictory person who reflects human hopes and dreams in an excessive way.
Directors: Felipe Frozza & Uli Decker
Production: Uli Decker & Felipe Frozza, ulises films
Camera: Uli Decker & Felipe Frozza
Editing: Felipe Frozza & Uli Decker
Sound Recording: Felipe Frozza
Sound Design: Ricarda Holztrattner
Music: Kelly Christine
Sabrina da Silva
Beatriz Braz Alvez
Duration: 60 Minutes
Topic: Social, Gender, Sexuality
- Article by Alice Catucci in the Italian film magazine "Sentieri Selvaggi" September 26th 2017:
FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI CINEMA OMOSESSUALE, TRANSGENDER E QUESTIONING, Napoli, Italy, December 10-15th 2018
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE GLBT - SANTO DOMINGO OUTFEST, November 29th-December 9th 2018
BENIN CITY FILM FESTIVAL, Benin, Nigeria,
November 14th-17th 2018
QUEERSICHT, LGBT-Filmfestival, Bern, November 8th-14th 2018
GENDER REEL, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Iowa, USA, October 20th- November 2nd 2018
TRANS STELLAR Film Festival, Detroit, Michigan, USA, September 22nd 2018
GLITTER, Oklahoma LGBTQ Film Festival, USA, July 25th-28th 2018
SUPERBALL Festival, PROGR, July 12th 2018,
SEMI FINALIST, Shanghai Pride Film Festival, China, June 6th-17th 2018
SEMI FINALIST, San Mauro Torinense International Film Festival, Turino, May 2018.
"Boddinale" Berlin, February 21st 2018
Toronto International Independent Film Festival, Canada, January 2018
LA San Rafael Film Festival.
December 8th-10th, 2017
SEMI FINALIST, Caribbean Film Festival and Market (CFFM), Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas November 2-5, 2017
COLORS: Cinema + Diversidade 2017, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil.
October 31st - November 4th 2017
HONORARY MENTION Jury Jovem
Perugia Social Film Festival, Italy. September 23rd - October 1st 2017
Mzansi Womens Film Festival. Johannesburg, South Africa, August 3rd-6th, 2017
AM Egypt Film Festival, August 2017
DIGO – Sexual Diversity and Gender International Film Festival, Goiás, Brazil - June 2017
Lisbon International Film Festival (Portugal) - BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY June 2017
"Kelly" participated at Story Doc 2012 in Athens and Leipzig