Princesa (2001)

Fernanda (Ingrid de Souza) is a transgendered youth who was born and raised in a small town in Brazil; though born a male, Fernanda chooses to live life as a woman, and has pulled up stakes to move to Italy and obtain sexual reassignment… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2002
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Fernanda's trials and lessons are ticked off with a brisk, businesslike air that leaves little time for emotional and character development.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Fernanda's life unfolds with discretion, compassion and humor under the sensitive yet lively direction of Goldman.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

With its warm humour and gritty realism, it's like a combination of the two extremes in the prostitute genre: Nights of Cabiria meets Pretty Woman!

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

[L]ed by the wooden, unattractive Ingrid de Souza as Fernanda, the film has no place to go but down.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A sympathetic look at what it's like to be a Brazilian transsexual prostitute working in Milan.

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Ron Wells
Film Threat

Whatever [Fernanda] was like, this movie is a fantastic tribute to her.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Squanders a colorful setting and characters with uninspired acting and direction.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Manages to tell its story (based on a real character) with great sensitivity.

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

It's all quite the soap opera, made all the more melodramatic because it's a quasi-true story.

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