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Port Authority

Port Authority

Danielle Lessovitz

France, United States | 2019 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 94’

"A heartfelt and sensual trans love story."
Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian

TFL Awards

TFL Co-Production Award 2016 (€ 50.000)
with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2019


On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings. Paul, a young drifter, watches her, transfixed by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, an underground LGBTQ subculture, and to her house, a self-selected chosen family. But when Paul realizes Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.


Port Authority
original title

Port Authority




France, United States

running time


produced by

Madeleine Films – France

in co-production with

Sikelia Productions – USA
RT Features – Brazil

directed by

Danielle Lessovitz

written by

Danielle Lessovitz


MK2 (World), WME (North America)

A destructive teenager living in a Brooklyn shelter falls in love with a voguing trans girl and must figure out how to save her from himself.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2016

Danielle Lessovitz

Scriptwriter, Film Director

Virginie Lacombe