Nuno Roque spoke to RTP about the ‘My Cake’ premiere in San Francisco, California and the importance of screening the art film in the immediate aftermath of the US election, at the historic Roxie Theater, during the 15th Transgender Film Festival.

"People are disenchanted, the country divided, and this festival is an event for inclusion, for art, and a space to celebrate all minorities, and resist fear. My film is not a transgender film, it's a film where gender is not important, and it reminds us that it is essential to have people's nature be respected by everyone, in law, and in everyday life. We all have masculine and feminine qualities. I let these qualities of my personality be exposed in my works..."

Nuno Roque

"People are disenchanted, the country divided, and this festival is an event for inclusion, for art, and a space to celebrate all minorities, and resist fear. My film is not a transgender film, it's a film where gender is not important, and it reminds us that it is essential to have people's nature be respected by everyone, in law, and in everyday life. We all have masculine and feminine qualities. I let these qualities of my personality be exposed in my works..."

Nuno Roque

Roque also explained that the “film reminds us that it is not worth building social walls, because one day, sooner or later, all the walls will, ultimately, fall.”

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