The New Man

Aldo Garay

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Uruguay / Chile - 79’ .

COMPETITIONS - Feature Film Competition

SYNOPSIS


“When you have nothing to sew with, it’s better to take it out,” says Stephania, before using a knife to adjust the wardrobe she carries in a shopping cart she pushes around the streets and into cheap pensions where she’s not always welcomed. She enunciates this way both the strategy of residue and an ethics that hold together Aldo Garay’s film, which follows its main character as if it was waiting for her –as if it wanted to disappear behind her. Stephania was an exemplary kid, an alphabetizer of adults –at the age of seven– during the Sandinista revolution, and the object of a never fully explained adoption by two Tupamaro activists who raised him in Uruguay interrupting all contact with his seven siblings. She got kicked out when she decided to embody her gender identity, and was left in the margins –a common experience in the life journey of most transvestites. Without emphasizing much, but with the material’s own sense of rawness, discrimination appears together with paid sex, a more-than-informal job at an adult age, and the longing for those revolutionary dreams Stephania was a part of. However, the supposed “new man” of the ideals from the 1960s and 1970s is revealed as a cruelty imposed by that hegemonic masculine discourse that only causes her to feel excluded and uprooted.
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PROJECTIONS


Fri 17

16.40 Hs.

CINE GAUMONT

Sat 18

22.00 hs.

BAMA CINE ARTE

Trailer


TECHNICAL DATA


Director

Aldo Garay

Scriptwriter

Aldo Garay

Cinematographer

Diego Varela

Editor

Federico La Rosa

Music

Daniel Yafalian

Cast

Stephania Mirza Curbelo