2007

Argentina - Spain - France

91min - 35 mm - 1.85 - Color - Drama

Original language : Spanish

 

Cast

Ricardo Darin
Valeria Bertucceli,
German Palacios
Carolina Peleritti
Martin Piroyansky
Ines Efron

 

Credits

Director: Lucia Puenzo

Producer : Luis Puenzo & Jose Maria Morales
Production Company : HISTORIAS CINEMATOGRAFICAS & WANDA VISION
Co-producer : Fabienne Vonier
Co-production Company : PYRAMIDE PRODUCTIONS

Screenplay : Lucia Puenzo
Director of photography : Natasha Braier
Sound : Farnando Soldevila
Music : Andres Goldstein & Daniel Tarrab
Editing : Alex Zito & Hugo Primero
Set : Roberto Samuelle

 

Festivals & Awards

2007 :

Cannes - Critics'Week - Grand Prize
Munich IFF

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Skillset New Directors Award for
Lucia Puenzo

Jerusalem IFF

Bangkok IFF

Athens IFF(Opening nights)
In Competition
Golden Athena for Best film

Festival Nouveau Cinema Montreal
Association of Quebec's Cinema Critics prize

Castellinaria International Youth FF
16-20 years Competition
"Three Castles" Award Winner

Valladolid IFF
winner of Youth Council Award

Toronto IFF

Reykjavík IFF

Hong Kong Gay & Lesbian IFF

Auteur IFF
(Belgrade)

Bratislava IFF

Black Nights IFF
(Tallinn)

Tokyo Latin Film Fest

Montreal - Quebec Film Critics Award

Ljubljana IFF

Tapei Golden Horse IFF

Cairo IFF

Kerala IFF

Mexican National Film Award
Ariel for Best Hispanic film

Quebec City film festival
"Festival de Cinema des 3 Amériques"
Jury prize

Frameline GLBT
Audience Award

 

2008 :

Goya - Best Spanish language foreign film

Goteborg IFF

Helsinki Women Film Fest

Melbourne Queer Fim Fest

Bermuda IFF

Istanbul IFF

Hola Lisboa

Zlin IFF

Stockholm Queer Fest

EspooCine

Queer Lisboa

Out in africa G&L Fest

Sofia IFF

Febiofest IFF

Vilnius IFF

Seoul Women IFF

Flying Broom Women IFF

Copenhagen G&L IFF
Best Film

Zagreb G&L FF

Malmo IFF

Latinamerika in Focus
Finland

Vinokino G&L FF

Kolkata IFF

 

 

2009 :

Windhoek IFF

Jönköping IFF

Queer Film Festival
MEZIPATRA

XXY

a film by :Lucia Puenzo

Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a heavy secret. Soon after her birth her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to make a home out of an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. Then a couple of friends from Buenos Aires comes visiting us with their 16-year-old son Alvaro. Alvaro's father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between both teenagers forces them all to face their worst fears.Rumours are spreading around the town. Alex gets stared at as if she were a freak. People's fascination with her can become dangerous.

French Synopsis :

Alex, une adolescente de 15 ans, porte un lourd secret. Peu après sa naissance, ses parents ont décidé de quitter Buenos Aires pour aller s´installer sur la cote uruguayenne, dans une maison en bois perdue dans les dunes. C’est là qu’un couple d´amis de Buenos Aires vient leur rendre visite, accompagnés d´Álvaro, leur fils de 16 ans. Le père, un spécialiste en chirurgie esthétique, a accepté l’invitation en raison de l´intéret médical qu´il porte à Alex. Une attirance inéluctable nait entre les deux enfants qui va tous les obliger à affronter leurs peurs … Des rumeurs se répandent dans la ville. On commence à dévisager Alex comme si c´était un monstre. La fascination qu’elle exerce risque désormais de devenir dangereuse.

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