Naizen, the affiliation of households of trans minors that suggested Sofía, winner on the Berlinale: “We feared that one thing can be eliminated”

“We are overflowing with pleasure at Sofia’s triumph. Her success is a present to us. Above all, as a result of the movie manages to convey the fact of our youngsters with such sensitivity and accuracy…”, acknowledges Bea Sever, spokesperson for the affiliation of households of transsexual minors from Euskadi and Navarra Naizen.

Sofía Otero’s household, winner of the Silver Bear for finest efficiency on the 2023 Berlinale, is likely one of the 300 that presently make up Naizen, an affiliation that the lady included in her thanks when she went as much as accumulate the Silver Bear. Otero, chosen in a casting amongst 500 candidates, embodies in 20,000 species of bees an eight-year-old trans lady whom others establish as Aitor.

“The concern we had, additionally Estibaliz Urresola (the director), is that Sofía would endure within the scenes she performs as a boy and he or she cries inconsolably. We had been afraid that one thing can be faraway from her. Whoa, she completed the scene and started to bounce like if nothing. We understood that she is definitely an important actress and that she understood on the age of 8 that she was taking part in a personality. The lady and her household took the method of her id naturally from a really younger age,” says Server.

Regarding her future and what she recommends to the lady, Sever says: “Sofía’s dad and mom are very clear about it. They need her to proceed along with her regular life, to not give interviews and to proceed finding out.”

Sofia Otero, Itziar Lazkano, Estíbaliz Urresola and Patricia López ArnaizEUROPA PRESS

Server, who attended the filming, additionally highlights Urresola’s concern for transmitting the method that households of trans minors undergo, particularly that of the mom, a personality performed by Patricia López Arnaiz within the movie. “He has completed an important job on the display screen and earlier than filming. He interviewed about twenty households, participated in weekend conferences, learn us the completely different drafts of the script… Esti has turned all of this into the very best movie that may very well be completed, telling a narrative that’s made up of the items of our households”.

Grieving course of

Naizen, based in 2018, is devoted to serving to, coaching and advising households with transsexual minors. “We don’t intervene within the minor’s course of. We accompany them and are a help community for his or her dad and mom. We help them in order that they’re the very best accompaniment for his or her youngsters. Many strategy the affiliation going by way of a mourning course of as a result of they imagine that their daughter or son have by no means existed. Here they establish what occurs to the little ones, they will identify it. In the case of kids, they uncover that there are others like them and that they aren’t alone”, Server tells us.