CATEGORIES Drama, Foreign Language, Independent, Deals, Distribution, Cinematical Indie, Movie News, CinematicalIt might have impressed many filmgoers, and won both the Critics Week Grand Prize and Golden Rail award at Cannes, but unfortunately, Lucía Puenzo's XXY didn't get any Academy glory. I can't be too bummed, because the foreign film category got its share of criticism this year, but I really just chalk it up to the fact I like it. Any film or performance that I find particularly stunning or moving never gets the love it deserves come Oscar time. Inés Efron's performance is especially worthy of praise, and now you'll get a chance to see for yourself.
The Hollywood Reporter has posted that indie distributor Film Movement has bought the North American rights to the Argentinian coming-of-age drama. The company is planning to kick off the film's North American release with screentime in New York this May, and a national rollout to follow. The film focuses on Efron's Alex, a young hermaphrodite living as a girl and not feeling completely comfortable in his/her skin. (S)he struggles with the pressures of parental expectation, the pressures of keeping such a big secret, and burgeoning sexual feelings. For now, you can check out my TIFF review here, and trailers/clips here.