Director: Lucía Puenzo
Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a secret. Soon after her birth her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to make a home out of an isolated wooden cabin tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline.
XXY begins with Alex's parents receiving a couple of friends and their 16-year-old son Álvaro from Buenos Aires. Álvaro's father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for their friend's daughter. The inevitable attraction between both teenager forces them all to face their worst fears.
Rumours are spreading around town. Alex gets stared at as if she were a freak. People's fascination with her can become dangeours.
2007 - Cannes Film Festival
» La Semaine Internationale De La Critique
» Young Director’s Award
» Le Rai D’Or
2007 - Bangkok International Film Festival
Best Picture – Golden Kinnaree Award
2007 - Edinburgh International Film Festival
New Director’s Award
2007 - Pre selected to represent Argentina in The 80th Academy Awards
2007 - Pre selected to represent Argentina in the Goya Awards (Spain)
2007 - Winners of the award Discovery of the Year, Original Score in the World Soundtrack Awards – Flanders International Film Festival, Belgium
Lucía Puenzo has published the novels “El niño Pez” , “Nueve Minutos”, “La Maldición de Jacinta Pichimahuida” and has written several feature films.
Her proyect XXY has been awarded with the Grand Prix from Cannes Film Festival 2007.
“The Merciful Women”
(Producida por Richard Rubinstein y Stephen King, USA)
”La Puta y La Ballena” (Academy Award Luis Puenzo)
“La Mitad” (Marcelo Piñeyro, Argentina)
“Lo que tiene el otro” (Miguel Perelló, España)
”A traves de tus ojos” (Rodrigo Furth, Argentina)
”(H) historias Cotidianas” (Andres Habbeguer, Argentina)
(Documentary on the sons and daughters of the desaparecidos)
”Agustin” (Wanda Vision, Jose Maria Morales, España)
”Sol Negro” (Adrian Caetano, Argentina)
Producido por Academy Award Luis Puenzo
Productor asociado, Pyrámide Productions
Con el apoyo del INCAA, Fond Sud, Cinefondation Cannes (Seleccionada por Bruno Dumont)
”Los Invisibles” 30’ (2004)