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XXY

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Original title
XXY
Year
Running time
86 min.
Country
Argentina Argentina
Director
Screenwriter
Lucía Puenzo (Story: Sergio Bizzio)
Music
Andrés Goldstein, Daniel Tarrab
Cinematography
Natasha Braier
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Argentina-France-Spain; Wanda Visión S.A. / Pyramide Films / Historias Cinematográficas Cinemania / Cinéfondation / Fonds Sud
Genre
Drama | Teen/coming-of-age. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a heavy secret. Soon after her birth her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to make a home out of an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. Then a couple of friends from Buenos Aires comes visiting us with their 16-year-old son Álvaro. Álvaro’s father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between both teenagers forces them all to face their worst fears... Rumours are spreading around the town. Alex gets stared at as if she were a freak. People’s fascination with her can become dangerous.
Awards
2007: Cannes Film Festival: Critics Week Grand Prize, Grand Golden Rail
2007: Valladolid Film Festival - Seminci: Official Selection
2007: Goya Awards: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film
2007: 6 Sur Awards: 6 awards, including Best Film, Director & First Work. 13 Nom.
2007: Ariel Awards: Best Latin-American Film
2007: Athens International Film Festival: Golden Athena
2007: Bangkok International Film Festival: Golden Kinnaree Award
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