This documentary tells the tale of Buenos Aires lesbians, focusing on three personal stories. A former militant woman who now devotes her time to feminine soccer; a young woman who is ...
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This documentary tells the tale of Buenos Aires lesbians, focusing on three personal stories. A former militant woman who now devotes her time to feminine soccer; a young woman who is active so no girl has to go through what she went through and a lesbian mother who recounts how hostile the laws are regarding the rights of lesbian women. In spite of the difficulties their characters go through, the stories have a lot of humour, some soccer and a tour of the city.Written by
Santiago García´s debut is an incredibly potent documentary film involving lesbians who live in Buenos Aires. But the film is much more than that: it quickly establishes a difference with the classic productions regarding segregated minorities. The women portrayed in the movie are, before anything, women. The director does not think them merely as lesbians and his interest goes beyond their sexual condition. He treats them as women with a particular sexual inclination. The film deals with society´s limitation to understand this sexual inclination, but it also dives into these women´s dreams, hopes, desires and obligations. If Mr. García decides to capture a scene from a feminine soccer match or the baking of an omelette is to retain the women in their day-to-day life, in their everyday struggles and not all their concerns involve lesbianism. Of course that gay demonstrations, political discussions and ideological differences are witnessed, but García´s search goes much further: behind every affirmation, behind every story, behind every comment about soccer, these lesbians are taking a stand, not only towards their sexual orientation, but towards life in a general way as well. I think this is the way in which we should analize the film and simply experience its unique simplicity to pass from a strongly emotional moment to an outstanding hilarious scene. Bravo for Mr. García.
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