Writer-director Lucía Puenzos sobering Argentine-produced drama takes an emotional look at the case of fifteen-year-old Alex (wonderfully portrayed by actor Inés Efron), a victim of genital ambiguity who is changing from female to male. The situation comes to a head when the teenage son of visiting family friends gets pulled into some innocent but startling sexual experimentation with young Alex at her/his home on the Uruguayan coast. A well-written, ably acted treatment of a potentially sensational story, with good character support by Ricardo Darín as Alexs father (86 min.).
Director: LucÃa Puenzo
Writer: LucÃa Puenzo
Producer: Luis Puenzo and Jose Maria Morales
Cast: Valeria Bertuccelli, Ricardo DarÃn, InÃ©s Efron, Lucas Escariz, Luciano NÃ³bile, GermÃ¡n Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti and MartÃn Piroyansky