Friday, November 3, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 7:35 p.m.
Director: Elia K. Schneider
Runtime: 110 minutes
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Some dreams are harder won than others. Recalled to Venezuela by family tragedy, Teo must put all his dreams on hold in order to help his mother. A successful law student at the University of Paris, with a great job awaiting him, Teo was also realizing a dream of transitioning to a woman. But family obligation forces Teo to abandon the pursuit of true identity and blend into society. Years later, as a successful lawyer with two children, Teo decides that his true nature will not stay buried. TAMARA graphically depicts both the physical and emotional paths Teo must follow to become Tamara, fighting not only her own doubts, but also the prejudice and contempt of the world around her. With a superb lead performance and unwavering honesty and compassion, TAMARA charts the journey we all take in some form, showing how humanity cheers us on to triumph. Based on the real life story of Tamara Adrian. ~ Cleveland International Film Festival
Principal Cast: Luis Fernadez, Prakriti Maduro, Karina Velazquez
Writer: Fernando Butazzoni
Producer: Jose Novoa
Cinematographer: Petr Cikhart
Editor: Christian Alexander
Music: Osvaldo Montes