Being Impossible

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    Being Impossible

    Yo Imposible

    Directed by

    Venezuela, Colombia

    2019

    85 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Ariel is a young religious dressmaker who, after a failed sexual encounter, discovers a secret her family has tried to hide all of her like: she was born intersex but, after corrective surgery, raised as a girl. A decision is now in her horizon: she can either keep living as a socially accepted but oppressed woman or live her life as an intersexual person and face the judgement of society.

    Awards

    • Venezuela's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Lucía Bedoya
    Belkis Avilladares
    María Elena Duque
    Screenplay
    Patricia Ortega
    Enmanuel Chávez
    Cinematography
    Mateo Guzmán
    Editing
    Mauricio Vergara

    Director's Statement

    When I was born, my mother gave me dolls just because of the genitals I was born with. From that point on, a set of assumptions were imposed on me by society completely against my will. For those who won’t conform to those assumptions, challenging society is the only way to be free. BEING IMPOSSIBLE is the story of an intersex person, but anyone who has faced the challenge of demanding the right to decision about on their body, identity and sexuality will identify with the film. Nobody should enforce or police other people’s lives – that is the vision that underlies my film.

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    Production
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    Patricia Ortega

    Patricia Ortega

    Venezuela

    Patricia Ortega graduated from the International Film and TV School (EICTV) in Cuba and currently works as works as an executive producer, scriptwriter and director. Her first fiction feature film, THE RETURN, had a very successful run in Venezuelan cinemas in 2013. BEING IMPOSSIBLE is her second feature film.