International Film Festival Rotterdam

Brunna Laboissière – Fabiana #IFFR2019

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On the road with a seasoned transgender truck driver.

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PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Brunna Laboissière, director of the documentary Fabiana.

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An interview with Brunna Laboissière, director of the documentary Fabiana, which had its international premiere in the Bright Future strand of the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam. For this film, she went on the road with the title transgender woman, a stigma-defying seasoned truck driver, on one of her last journeys. In this interview, she talks about meeting Fabiana and the challenges that came with working with her along the way, and whether she was ever aware of what would happen next.

Fabiana: Fabiana is a seasoned trucker who has crisscrossed and conquered the roads of Brazil for 30 years. The fact that she is transgender doesn’t seem to make any difference for her nomadic life. In many places, she can hook up with a variety of women and is in her element among the guys on the road. Now she is approaching retirement, Fabiana realizes her life will change drastically. Her house, where she lives with her girlfriend when not on the road, will become her new world. During her last journeys, documentary maker Brunna Laboissière hitches a ride. Laboissière records the endless routes through changing landscapes, films intimate phone calls Fabiana has with friends and lovers, and functions as a confidante for the tawny, self-assured Fabiana. The truck’s cabin is her home, her route is paved with adventure. How do you deal with a changing life if you’re happy with the way things are?

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Brunna Laboissière
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Fabiana
  • Festival section
    Bright Future
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