THE BONY LADY

LA FLACA

Thiago Zanato & Adriana Barbosa • U.S., Brazil, Mexico • 2018 • 20 min.

Thiago Zanato & Adriana Barbosa
U.S., Brazil, Mexico • 2018 • 20 min.

SYNOPSIS

Arely Vazquez is a Mexican transgender woman leader of the Saint Death Cult living in Queens, New York. During her yearly celebration to “La Flaca” (The Bony Lady), as she likes to call her, Arely faces a lot of challenges to fulfill a promise she made ten years ago.

AWARDS

Best Short Film, VICE en Español Award
Programa de Diversidad Sexual + FICM Morelia. Mexico (2018)
Best International Short Film
Espacio Queer. Argentina (2019)
Best Short Award, “Guerrilla” Section
AMOR LGBT+ International Film Festival. Chile (2019)
Best Documentary Short Film
Tacoma Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Best Documentary Short Film
Seattle Latino Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Special Mention · LOLA AWARD Shorts
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. U.S. (2020)

SELECTIONS

Fribourg International Film Festival. Switzerland (2018)
Psarokokalo, International Short Film Festival. Greece (2018)
Guanajuato International Film Festival. Mexico (2018)
Message to Man, International Film Festival. Russia (2018)
Queer Lisboa, International Film Festival. Portugal (2018)
Beijing International Short Film Festival. China (2018)
New Orleans Film Festival. U.S. (2018)
Curta Cinema, Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival. Brazil (2018)
Kasseler Dokfest. Germany (2018)
NewFest New York’s LGBT Film Festival. U.S. (2018)
Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema. Brazil (2018)
SVA Film & Media Festival. U.S. (2018)
MixBrasil, International LGBTQ Film Festival. Brazil (2018)
El Lugar sin Límites, LGBT Film Festival. Ecuador (2018)
Atlantidoc, International Documentary Film Festival. Uruguay (2018)
Havana Film Festival. Cuba (2018)
Short Waves Festival. Poland (2019)
Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival. Netherlands (2019)
Film Fest Sundsvall. Sweden (2019)
Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival. Tunisia (2019)
Festival de Films de Femmes de Créteil. France (2019)
Outview Queer Film Festival. Greece (2019)
Chicago Latino Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
IFEMA, International Female Film Festival Malmö. Sweden (2019)
Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival. Spain (2019)
Tlanchana Fest. Mexico (2019)
Cine Las Américas, International Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Canada (2019)
Lakino, Latin American Short Film Festival Berlin. Germany (2019)
Rooftoop Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Sicilia Queer Filmfest. Italy (2019)
Sguardi Altrove Film Festival. Italy (2019)
FRAMELINE, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
QFest, Houston International LGBTQ+ Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Muestra Queer de Monterrey. Mexico (2019)
Contrast Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Dam These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
MICGénero. Mexico (2019)
Melgaço Documentary Film Festival. Portugal (2019)
DOQUMENTA, International Documentary Film Festival. Mexico (2019)
LALIFF Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Gimli International Film Festival. Canada (2019)
Bangalore Queer Film Festival. India (2019)
Boston Women’s Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec. Canada (2019)
Encounters Film Festival. UK (2019)
Boston Latino International Film Festival. U.S. (2019)
Everybody’s Perfect LGBTQ Film Festival. Switzerland (2019)
MIDBO, Muestra Int’l de Cine Documental. Colombia (2019)
ŻUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival. Poland (2019)
Festival Filministes. Canada (2020)
MelbourneQueer Film Festival. Australia (2020)
San Diego Latino Film Festival. U.S. (2020)
Berlin Feminist Film Week. Germany (2020)
VoxFeminae Film Festival. Croatia (2020)

TRAILER

CREDITS

SCREENWRITERS
Thiago Zanato
Adriana Barbosa

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Thiago Zanato

PRODUCER
Sebastián Aguirre

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Liz Saldoriga

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jano Mejia

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Sandra Kaethner

SOUND DESIGN
Matraca Records

DIRECT SOUND
Mike Wolk Snyder
Lindsey Cordero

EDITING
Rodrigo Carneiro

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Thiago Zanato

COLOR GRADING
Luisa Cavanagh

FESTIVALS & SALES
María Vera (Kino Rebelde)

PRODUCED BY
Black Magic & En Caliente Films