Before 'gender queer' or 'transgender' entered our vocabulary, there was Bauer, born as Vera. An orphan and poet, eighteen-year-old Bauer has left the isolated world of an orphanage for a professional job at a research facility. Challenged at work and at home to conform to conventional gender norms and conflicted with feelings for Clara, a striking woman who tests Bauer's sexuality, Bauer must grapple with issues of masculinity and gender expression. Weaving flashbacks from Bauer's days in the orphanage with an eclectic score, Toledo crafts a beautifully surreal story of isolation, love and identity.
Ana Beatriz Nogueira, Adriana Abujamra, Cida Almeida, Norma Blum, Raul Cortez, Danilo Cruz do Valle, Liana Duval, Abrahão Farc, Carlos Kroeber, Aida Leiner, Imara Reis