Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The New Man
(El hombre nuevo)

Year: 2015
Run Time: 79 minutes

The New Man
The New Man
The New Man

Born to a large family in Nicaragua, Roberto knew the streets by age seven. His parents “lent” him to a refugee Uruguayan family who carried him off into the Sandinista revolution and into the militia at age 12. His family never knew what became of him. Years later Roberto is living openly as Stephania, the woman he always knew he was. She is working as a parking attendant in Montevideo and living on the streets or in hovels as she applies for a legal sex change. Memories of the large family she feels she deserted haunt her. Using social media to locate them, Stephania decides to return to Nicaragua and reunite openly with her conservative and very religious family, as a woman. As the trip unfolds, startling revelations are made about Stephania's life, as well as the roles revolution and war play in shaping people's destinies. Stephania's journey in THE NEW MAN is one of hope, forgiveness, overcoming prejudice, and fighting for the right to live as we wish. (In Spanish with subtitles) –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 9:20 PM

10% Cinema
Cinema en Español

Aldo Garay

Aldo Garay was born in 1969 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a writer, producer, cinematographer, and director. His previous films have won numerous awards. THE NEW MAN won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

"Mi Gringa, Retrato Inconcluso" (2001), "Waiting" (2002), "Cerca de las Nubes" (2006), "El Circulo" (2008), "The Marriage" (2011), THE NEW MAN (2015)

Micaela Solé

Diego Varela

Federico La Rosa

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