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Film: XXY Argentina 17 - 22/5/2008

Film: XXY Argentina 17 - 22/5/2008

Hitting puberty is never a stroll in the park but Alex faces a personal dilemma that surpasses most sources of teenage angst. Is she to be male, or female? This is, ostensibly, a sensationalist theme but Lucia Puenzo’s film explores a subject which is little discussed; mainstream society’s attitude to the millions of inter-sex children born every year and the choices which face them and their parents as they grow up.

Acute performances (especially by the younger cast members) are complemented by an admirably stripped – down visual style which allows the characters to externalise their complex emotions, around identity and sexuality, through minimal dialogue (a trick often missed in cinema). The film passes through melodrama to a more lyrical portrayal of the openness and tolerance of youth, in contrast to the already crystallised attitudes of the adults who attempt to map their own insecurities and concerns over status onto the lives of their children.

Argentine Film Director "Lucia Puenzo" presents her controversial movie "XXY"

On September 27, 2007, XXY was chosen to represent Argentina at the Oscars, for the Best Foreign Language Film category. In a rare sweep, it was also chosen to represent Argentina at Spain's Goya Awards, for Best Foreign Film in Spanish. The tradition has been for two separate films to be sent to one of the awards each.

Director Lucia Puenzo is the daughter of Luis Puenzo, the 1986 Oscar winner and still the only Argentine winner of an academy award with "La Historia Oficial", a human profiles film about the consequences of the repression in the last Argentine dictatorship (1976-1983).

THIS FILM WILL BE SCREENED (in Spanish with English subtitles) AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES AND DATES:

Saturday 17 May - 12:15pm , 4:15pm & 9:00pm

Sunday 18 May --- 12:15pm , 4:15pm & 9:00pm

Monday 19 May --- 1:30pm , 4:15pm & 9:00pm

Tuesday 20 May -- 1:30pm , 4:15pm & 9:00pm

Wednesday 21 May - 1:30pm , 4:15pm & 9:00pm

Thursday 22 May -- 1:30pm , 4:15pm & 9:00pm


Further Details at: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/whats_on/all_times/all_venues/xxy

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