Eight-year-old Spanish lady Sofia Otero on Saturday gained one of the best appearing prize on the Berlin Movie Competition for her position within the movie “20,000 Species of Bees”.
Within the characteristic debut by Spanish director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, Otero performs a nine-year-old baby who was born a boy however who considers herself a woman.
Gathering the prize, Otero fought again tears, later telling journalists that she was “very joyful” to have gained.
“I need to dedicate my life to appearing,” she mentioned.
Director Urresola Solaguren mentioned it was necessary for her to choose a woman to play the position and never a boy.
“It’s simpler for her. She’s a extremely clever lady,” she mentioned.
Gender and identification points have been the main focus of a number of movies awarded on the pageant on Saturday.
The prize for greatest supporting efficiency was awarded to Austrian transgender actress Thea Ehre for “Until the Finish of the Night time”.
The film, by German filmmaker Christoph Hochhaeusler, is a love story between a homosexual police officer and a transgender particular person in opposition to the backdrop of an investigation right into a drug supplier.
Selecting up the prize, Ehre had a particular message for her mother and father.
“Thanks for supporting me, for all the time (giving) me the house to be what I wished.”
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