Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
SEARCH RESULTS FOR
Daniel shares one of his favourite Disney films, ‘The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad’, on a new episode of Ink & Paint!x
review, Being Impossible, Being, Impossible, film, movie, latest movies, new movie, movie ratings, current movie reviews, latest films, recent movies, current movies, movie critics, new movie reviews, latest movie reviews, latest movies out, the latest movies, review film, latest cinema releases, Australian reviews, cinema, cinema reviews, Belkis Avilladares, Lucía Bedoya, María Elena Duque, Patricia Ortega, Drama

YO IMPOSSIBLE

★★★

AIMING TO START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT ALL KINDS OF REPRESENTATION

SYDNEY LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW
LATEST REVIEWS
By Chris dos Santos
24th September 2019

As a society, we are becoming more aware of others around us than ever, and our media is slowly adapting to show this. People born with an intersexual body is something not many - if any - films and televisions shows have gone near. Director Patricia Ortega’s Venezuelan film ‘Being Impossible’ is one of the first to tackle the topic head-on.

Ariel (Lucia Bedoya) is starting to experience pain in her private areas, and her sick mother (Maria Elena Dugue) tells her not to worry. After some digging, she learns that she was born intersexual. When she was younger, her family had her go through several "correction" surgeries to make her conform to a female body. Now, she has to find her identity all over again.

'BEING IMPOSSIBLE' TRAILER

The film is quite raw and confronting, from intense nudity to some very graphic sex scenes. However, while this is at times uncomfortable to watch, they lack emotional resonance. The film lacks any kind of connection to its characters, and while Ariel’s discovery is highly emotional and life-changing, you never feel that connected to her story.

Where the film thrives is in the support group scenes. A gathering of both transgender and intersexual people are in a room talking about their experiences and the times they have been discriminated against. It’s shot, at times, almost like an interview from a reality TV show. These is really where the heart of the film is, and where most of the emotional residence lies.

The strongest aspect is the conversation the film begins. Intersexual people are not something that is heavily discussed, nor understood by a huge section of society. For this reason, the film should be celebrated and talked about, even if it’s not as strong as it wants to be.

The strongest aspect is the conversation the film begins. Intersexual people are not something that is heavily discussed, nor understood by a huge section of society. For this reason, the film should be celebrated and talked about, even if it’s not as strong as it wants to be.

FAST FACTS
AKA: Being Impossible
RELEASE DATE: TBA
RUN TIME: 1h 37m
CAST: Belkis Avilladares
Lucía Bedoya
María Elena Duque
DIRECTOR: Patricia Ortega
WRITERS: Patricia Ortega
Enmanuel Chávez
SCORE: Álvaro Morales
TOP-RATED REVIEWS
xXx: Return Of Xander Cage - The good, the bad and the ugly
TRENDINGxXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGEThe good, the bad and the ugly
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse - Fairly brainless
TRENDINGSCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSEFairly brainless
A Modern Man - A model life
TRENDINGA MODERN MANA model life
Pain and Glory - Antonio Banderas' unforgettable drama
TRENDINGWIN PAIN AND GLORYAntonio Banderas' unforgettable drama
Never Rarely Sometimes Always - The film every teenager needs to see
TRENDINGNEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYSThe film every teenager needs to see
25 Free-to-Watch Short Horror Films - The scariest shorts we uncovered online
TRENDING25 FREE-TO-WATCH SHORT HORROR FILMSThe scariest shorts we uncovered online
Dirt Music - A typically flawed Tim Winton adaptation
TRENDINGDIRT MUSICA typically flawed Tim Winton adaptation
The Violin Player - Sex and strings
TRENDINGTHE VIOLIN PLAYERSex and strings
Over the Limit - A real-life psychological thriller
TRENDINGOVER THE LIMITA real-life psychological thriller
After We Collided - Wattpad returns to the screen for slightly better, still dumb, results
TRENDINGAFTER WE COLLIDEDWattpad returns to the screen for slightly better, still dumb, results
Revisiting 'Dark City' 20 years later - The most underrated and influential sci-fi film ever?
TRENDINGREVISITING 'DARK CITY' 20 YEARS LATERThe most underrated and influential sci-fi film ever?
Sputnik - A familiar, lethal, movie monster
TRENDINGSPUTNIKA familiar, lethal, movie monster
Romantic Road - Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
TRENDINGROMANTIC ROADFalling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
Batman and Me - Ironically, this film is <i>not</i> for Batman fans
TRENDINGBATMAN AND MEIronically, this film is not for Batman fans
The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale - An extremely silly zomedy
TRENDINGTHE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALEAn extremely silly zomedy
School of Seduction - Husband hunting in Russia
TRENDINGSCHOOL OF SEDUCTIONHusband hunting in Russia
Basic Instinct - 25 years of the erotic thriller
TRENDINGBASIC INSTINCT25 years of the erotic thriller
Swans: Where Does a Body End? - An exhaustive look at an exhausting band
TRENDINGSWANS: WHERE DOES A BODY END?An exhaustive look at an exhausting band
Gallipoli - A powerful and important film remembered
TRENDINGGALLIPOLIA powerful and important film remembered
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete Series - Sketches at a revolution
TRENDINGMONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS: THE COMPLETE SERIESSketches at a revolution
© 2011 - 2020 midnightproductions
All rights reserved

Support SWITCH | Disclaimer | Contact Us