Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

TAMARA

 

Year: 2016
Country: VENEZUELA, URUGUAY, PERU
Run Time: 110 minutes

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TAMARA
TAMARA
TAMARA
TAMARA

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 his dream of transitioning to a woman. But necessity forced him to abandon the pursuit of his true identity and blend into society. Years later, a successful lawyer and family man with two children, his true nature will not stay buried. Now necessity demands he put everything at risk and challenge society to become the person he always needed to be. TAMARA graphically depicts both the physical and emotional paths Teo must follow to become Tamara, fighting not only his own doubts but also the prejudice and contempt of the world around him. With a superb lead performance and unwavering honesty and compassion, TAMARA charts the journey we all take in some form, showing how humanity cheers on to triumph. (In Spanish with subtitles) —C.R.

TAMARA

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 7:25 PM

Sidebars
10% CINEMA
CINEMA EN ESPAŅOL

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Elia K. Schneider

Producer
Jose Novoa

Screenwriting
Fernando Butazzoni

Cinematography
Petr Cikhart

Editing
Cristian Alexander, Jose Novoa

Principal Cast
Luis Fernandez, Prakriti Maduro, Karina Velazquez, Mimi Lazo, Julie Restifo

Director Bio
Elia K. Schneider was born in Venezuela. She studied dance and classical ballet from an early age. She completed her M.F.A. at the University of New York.

Select Filmography
"Huelepega" (1999), "A Dot and A Line" (2004), "Desautorizados" (2010), TAMARA (2016)

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Equality Ohio

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Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce

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