For just about everybody, adolescence means having to confront a number of choices and life decisions, but rarely any as monumental as the one facing 15 year-old Alex (Ines Efron), who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit at their house on the gorgeous Uruguayan shore, along with their 16-year-old son Álvaro (Martin Piroyanski). Alex is immediately attracted to the young man, which adds yet another level of complexity to her personal search for identity, and forces both families to face their worst fears. –Film Movement
Lucía Puenzo (born 28 November 1973) in Buenos Aires) is an Argentinian author and film director. She is the daughter of Luis Puenzo. She studied literature at the University of Buenos Aires followed by the National Film Institute (INCAA).
In 2007 Puenzo directed her first film XXY. The film won several awards including three awards at the 2008 Argentine Film Critics Association Awards and the 2008 Goya award for best for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film. —Wikipedia
An impartial portrait about duality of genres in hermaphrodism. In a macro context, opens up a pertinent question on consolidation and sexual fulfillment for each individual. With great performances and a incisive script and direction. Surprisingly honest.
"I want to sleep with you because I'll never fall in love with you".This is a very humane movie, very tender in it's treatment of a very delicate problem.i really like that
Actually, indeed does the name of the film XXY have to do with the topic of intersex. (Something mentioned in an earlier comment.)
XXY are the sex chromosomes that hermaphrodites have… read review