My Emptiness and I

Spain, 2022


Testamento pct, 98mins


International Film Festival Rotterdam, Big Screen Competition, Special Mention: MIX Milano, Premier Maguey: FICG, New Horizons FF, Helsinki FF, Gender Bender, Cineast, Queersicht, Exground FF


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Raphi, from France, fantasizes 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 her everyday life. She talks candidly with colleagues, queer friends, and the men she meets through apps. In spite of all the advice she receives, it turns out that it is mostly time and experience that will help her embrace her place in this world.

Cast & Crew

Producers - Marta Figueras, Javier Pérez Santana, Alba Sotorra

Screenwriters - Adrián Silvestre, Raphaelle Perez, Carlos Marquès-Marcet

Featuring - Raphaëelle Pérez, Alberto Díaz, Marc Ribera, Isabel Rocatti, Carles Fernández Guía, Carmen Moreno, Sergio Reverón, Lena Brasas, Tina Recio, Alicia de Benito

Cinematographer - Laura Herrero Garvín

Adrián Silvestre

Adrián Silvestre


Filmmaker born in Valencia (1981).
He studied Audiovisual Communication, Film Direction and Contemporary Art History in Madrid, Rome and Havana.
In his film projects, he explores the limits between reality and fiction, staging real people alongside professional performers, taking on artistic practice from the analysis of their life experiences. His films are preceded by a process of close collaboration with communities, generally linked to issues of gender, migration and LGBTI groups.
The Objects of Love (2016) is his first feature film. It was showcased in an extensive tour of international film festivals, winning numerous awards such as the FIPRESCI and the Rizoma Film Award.
Sediments (2021), his second feature film, has participated at Malaga Film Festival, BFI London FF, San Sebastian FF, Thessaloniki Documentary FF (Special Jury Prize), Outfest Los Angeles (Grand Jury Special Mention) and Newfest NY, winning best documentary award at Cinespaña Toulouse, Cinehorizontes Marsella, Tel Aviv Fest and Lesgaicinemad, among others.