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MICHELLI - Dialogues with solitude.

Michelli, a transgender woman alone during lockdown, wakes up late into the night for a virtual date. As she prepares herself, her attitudes towards life, love and relationships are revealed through a series of dialogues she has with posters of pop culture icons. But her biggest revelation is also the most common desire of any human being…

  • Claudio Chocolate
  • Claudio Chocolate
  • Elisa Rodrigues
  • Francisco Branco
  • Imani Silva
    Key Cast
  • Meirinho Mendes
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    MICHELLI - Diálogos com a solidão
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    18 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    Digital, 35mm, Arri Alexa, Zeiss
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Director Biography - Claudio Chocolate

A born creative, graduated in Advertising and Marketing in Brazil, he has professional experience in the Brazilian, Portuguese and Angolan markets. Throughout his professional career in advertising, he has collected 140 national and international awards. As Creative Director, he was behind some of Angola's most memorable advertisements. He was also a speaker at Ted Talks, a presenter on TV Zimbo. In 2018 he founded 9FILMS, an film and advertising production company.
Besides Advertising, Cinema and Photography he is dedicated to contaminating people with stories that can change our world.
Michelle is his first project for the cinema.

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Director Statement

It has always intrigued me that almost all African stories are told from the point of view of someone from outside the continent. I think it is a moment we need to tell our stories from our point of view.