Thursday, February 24, 2011
XXY - dvd review
This film was made in 2007 and in 2008 was up for an Oscar and the equivalent of an Oscar in Spain for best foreign film from Argentina.
Oh, its quite the tale. And you've got Inez Efron's eyes to light up the screen. She's 15 year old Alex, not sure if she wants to be a boy or a girl. And as she thinks on it, does she really have to decide. Especially, after meeting the surgeon's son, Alvaro (Martin Pioyansky) who has came to visit, he some how brings out the masculinity in her. He finds out a few things about himself too. Well, she's already punched her best friend, Vando (Luciano Nobile) out and is expelled from school.
Honestly, it a very original movie, by the sea. Her father is a scientist, taking care of the migration of sea turtles. There is just this natural aspect of the whole movie. How two families visit. How their lives are exposed. Especially, Alex who is bold and fierce at times, and yet she is their little girl.
The town boys take to her, to find out her secret. Its the moment you think Alex might never recover from. This movie raises a lot of questions about sexuality and looking at your own personality, as well. Its beautifully filmed. In Spanish with subtitles.
This is one of those movies you'll want to talk about, not just afterwards, but from time to time. Then you'll be looking for all of Inez Efron's other movies.
STORYLINE: This is the dramatic story of a 15-year-old hermaphrodite. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.