XXY

Rated NR 86 minutes 2008

Writer-director Lucía Puenzo’s 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 Alex’s father (86 min.).

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Official Site: xxylapelicula.puenzo.com/main.html

Director: Lucía Puenzo

Writer: Lucía Puenzo

Producer: Luis Puenzo and Jose Maria Morales

Cast: Valeria Bertuccelli, Ricardo Darín, Inés Efron, Lucas Escariz, Luciano Nóbile, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti and Martín Piroyansky

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