Mi querida señorita
+ intro by Zorian Clayton, BFI Flare programmer
My Dearest Senorita
An Oscar-nominated, sensitive study of a middle-aged transgender man.
Dir Jaime de Armiñán
With José Luis López Vázquez, Julieta Serrano, Antonio Ferrandis
It’s surprising to learn that a film about a transgender man was even made in Francoist Spain, and more so that it isn’t a tragic cautionary tale. This sensitive exploration of transition in middle age could also be interpreted as an intersex story. Nominated for an Oscar® in 1973, the film isn’t perfect but it refreshingly avoids most of the usual clichés and clangers expected of the time.
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