Production has started in Milan on Henrique Goldman's Princesa, a three-way co-production between the UK's Parallax Pictures, Germany's Road Movies Filmproduktion and Italian distributor BIM.

The film, which is Road Movies' fifth collaboration with London-based Parallax after films such as Ken Loach's Land And Freedom and Carla's Song, centres on the story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of becoming a woman. The boy travels to Italy to become a transvestite prostitute in order to raise money for a sex change operation. The film is written by Goldman and Ellis Freeman and stars Ingrid de Souza, Cesare Bocci and Lulu Pecorari.

International sales on Princesa, which is due to wrap March 7, are being handled by the Sales Co.