I really enjoyed this movie. Everything from the writing to the acting to the cinematography was excellent. The movie follows Feña, a Hispanic trans man trying to navigate in New York. It takes place over a single day, creating a frenzied and hectic pace, yet the movie is jam packed with character centered moments that flesh out the cast. At some points it feels more like a play than a movie, with long back and forths between characters or monologs. Feña gets plenty of personality, and is extremely relatable to me, even in his flaws. I like how we see him interact differently to the people in his life depending on his level of intimacy with each of them. The movie is also expertly shot, with the cinematography giving the movie a distinct feeling and atmosphere. The New York setting is not overt, but utilized well, showing off architecture and art from the city. This gives the movie an artsy, indie feel, capturing the chaotic feeling of being in your mid-twenties. The writing at points between Feña and his ex John can be cringeworthy, but are grounded in the other scenes and are logical for the characters. Definalty recommend the watch, as well as Vuk LK's other work, which also centers trans leads.
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Over the course of a single hectic day in New York City, three people from Feña's past are thrust back into his life: his foreign father, his straight ex-boyfriend, and his 13-year old half-sister. Having lost touch since transitioning from female to male, Feña must navigate the new dynamics of these old relationships while tackling the day-to-day challenges that come with living a life in-between.
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November 20, 2023 at 11:37 PM