XXY

Our sex makes us men or women, or both.

Director: Lucia Puenzo

Writer: Lucia Puenzo

Stars: Ines Efron, Ricardo Darin, Martin Piroyansky

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Alex (Inés Efron, Amorosa Soledad, Glue) is a 15-year-old with a secret. What she hides is something that has driven her family to the windswept outer-reaches of the Uruguayan shoreline. Her father, Kraken (Ricardo Darín, Nine Queens) wants what is best for his daughter, yet knows she cannot go on living the life she leads. For Alex is intersexual, yet all she wants is to be left alone, to be herself.

Before long an old family friend, who is also a plastic surgeon, is invited to stay at their isolated cabin, along with his teenage son Álvaro (Martín Piroyansky). As Alex realises the disturbing ramifications of the visit, she develops a relationship with Álvaro that is far from conventional…

Highly acclaimed and the subject of much debate, XXY is the intimate coming-of-age portrayal of a teenager torn between the love of her parents, her own personal desires, and the daunting, inevitable path into adulthood.


  • "quietly and confidently makes its powerful point"
    -Gay Times

  • "Puenzo's study of sexual identity, parental authority and social alienation is the most original coming-of-age drama you'll see this year"
    -Empire

  • "Will burrow deep under your skin"
    -Little White Lies
Cast: Ines Efron, Ricardo Darin, Martin Piroyansky, Valeria Bertuccelli
Director: Lucia Puenzo
Writer: Lucia Puenzo
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 anamorphic widescreen
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 86 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
VoD Release Date: 25-06-2012
DVD Extras: Interview with Cast | On-set Sketches