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This year the Festival shines its midway spotlight on the brilliant and unforgettable XXY, the portrait of Alex, a 15-year-old coping with an extended puberty made more complicated by the presence of an extra chromosome. Born intersex, Alex has been brought up female. But now that her body is changing— and she’s faced with the prospect of “corrective” surgery that her father refused to allow when she was born— she’s beginning to wonder. First time director Lucia Puenzo has created a film as beautiful, tough and unpredictable as the rocky Uruguayan shoreline on which it is set. The moody and moving portrait she paints against that backdrop is like nothing you’ve seen in any other film.

  • XXY

    XXY

    Argentina , 2007 , 91 min. Puberty can be tough on any teenager. But for intersex teen Alex things are made even more complicated by the presence of an extra chromosome. Will she be forced to make a choice she doesn’t want to make?... Read more

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