Mi vacío y yo

My Emptiness and I

Raphi, from France, fantasises about romances with princes, and about starting a traditional family. But in reality, things aren’t like that. She works in a call centre in Barcelona, struggles with at times embarrassing dates, and is diagnosed by her therapist as having gender dysphoria. During this confusing yet valuable period, we follow this trans woman as she makes her transition, as well as in her everyday life. The screenplay for this social-realist drama came about in close collaboration with lead actor Raphaëlle Perez, as well as by drawing on the experiences of various queer communities. Filmed up-close-and-personal, intimate moments are interspersed with Raphi’s many meetings and her online persona, which changes as she gets to know herself better. (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Mi vacío y yo (My Emptiness and I, 2022) - Sedimentos (Sediments, 2021) - Los objetos amorosos (The Objects of Love, 2016)
YAAAS! Competition 2023
Adrián Silvestre
Spain 2022
98 minutes
Spanish / French
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Adrián Silvestre, Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Raphaëlle Perez
Cinematography Laura Herrero Garvín
Editing Adrián Silvestre
Sound/Sounddesign Nacho Ortuzar
With Raphaëlle Perez, Alberto Díaz, Marc Ribera, Isabel Rocatti, Carlos Fernández Guía, Carmen Moreno, Sergio Reverón
Producer(s) Marta Figueras, Javier Pérez Santana, Alba Sotorra
World Sales
Film Republic
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022