When dementia begins to progress, Lucía, a transgender woman living with Alzheimer’s at a transphobic nursing home, finds herself mentally repressing to a time before her transition. As the complexities of gender identity resurface, her sense of self becomes an emotional battlefield that she will have to defend and uphold.
The outside world will use warm tones and a fluid camera style that evokes a sense of urgency as Lucia fights against time and memory loss. As way of contrast, the nursing home will use somber tones and a carefully designed camera style that mirrors Lucia’s isolation. Throughout the film, Flashbacks will open a window to the time that Lucia is regressing to, allowing a glimpse into her complex life journey. These flashbacks add layers and create opportunities to leave the nursing home, diversifying the visual language of the film.