Ricardo Alves Jr.
Ricardo Alves Jr (b. 1982 in Belo Horizonte) is a Brazilian director, producer and screenwriter who studied cinema directing in Buenos Aires. In 2016, he released his first feature film, Elon Doesn’t Believe in Death, followed by his first television film, the special O Natal de Rita in 2017. As producer, he released The Dead and the Others (2018) and The Buriti Flower (2023). Ricardo’s films have been screened widely at film festivals including Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Oberhausen, IndieLisboa, Festival de Brasília. He has also exhibited in museums including Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Reina Sofia, Madrid. In 2013, a retrospective dedicated to his short film work was curated at the Cinémathèque Française, Paris.
A radiant work of trans friendship and joy unfolds over the course of a day as Aisha bids farewell to her friends in Belo Horizonte. Queer and trans actors play versions of themselves, expressing their individual and collective coming-of-age through the intimacy and wonder of everyday encounters. All That You Could Be is an affectionate portrait of chosen family and of the many forms of love that nurture new beginnings.