The Kiss

by Marcelo Paolinelli

Photo: Marcelo Paolinelli

The Kiss is a period short film set in the 1950s. It is about acceptance and tolerance with an underlying LGBTQ theme. The kiss exposes the ugly face of intolerance that hides behind the glamour of one of history’s most romanticized eras. It’s about prejudice and how to deal with it.

“When a mother is summoned to her son’s school because of an incident that took place earlier on that day, we see the workings of how society expects people to behave and how it deals with people who do not conform to its norms and rules,” said writer and producer Barbara de la Fuente.

poster_ the kiss-2Barbara de la Fuente is a winning actress, author, producer, arts promoter and entrepreneur with notably her short film “Cut and Fried” receiving multiple nominations across the festival circuit.

The Kiss was part of the Short Film Corner in Cannes 2017; it’s a semi-finalist at the Caribbean Film Festival and Market in Bahamas; it was also selected as part of the competitive program at Our City Film Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, and is going to be screened in Faro, Portugal, at the 7th Farcume Festival International of short-films.

Written by Barbara de la Fuente | Directed by Joffre Faria Silva. Produced by SouthernMirrors & Deco Pictures.


Leila Monteiro Lins

has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover Brazil magazine ( in Canada with the goal of making Brazil better known in North America.

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