On a hot summer day, Paloma decides to fulfil her dream: to have a traditional church wedding with her boyfriend Zé. She is a devoted mother, a hard-working farmhand at a papaya plantation and has been saving to afford the celebration. The priest’s refusal to wed her and Zé will force Paloma to confront the rural society. Because in a capitalist society, her body is fit to work but unable to dream. Paloma is a romantic tale about a transgender woman on a quest for self-determination.
MARCELO GOMES’ debut film Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures screened at Cannes in 2005, while his feature I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You premiered at Venice in 2009. Gomes’ historical biopic Joaquim was selected for the 2017 Berlinale, where he also released his documentary feature Waiting for the Carnival in 2019.