Being Impossible

  • 2018
  • Venezuela, Colombia
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Patricia Ortega
  • Cast: Lucía Bedoya, Belkis Avilladares, María Elena Duque

Patricia Ortega's drama follows a young woman finding out she had an intersexual body as a baby and underwent multiple procedures back then.

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Ariel has been raised as a girl. With few opportunities available, she has followed her mother into the factory where she works as a machinist. After a dubious diagnosis from the family doctor, Ariel discovers that she was in-fact born intersex and was as a baby subjected to a series of “corrective”surgeries to make her female.

This exquisitely shot and sensitively told story is intercut with real life testimonials from the intersex community. It is a challenging yet delicate inquiry into societal policing of complex bodies and genders.

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