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The film is based in the real life of Teo, a distinguished, prominent and outstanding lawyer, with a four year marriage and two small children, who decides to accomplish his long time secret: to change his body and become a woman.

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Ana
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María Isabel
Carlota Sosa ...
Profesora Avelino
Julie Restifo ...
Isbelia
Alberto Alifa ...
José Rafael
Tamara Adrian ...
Rectora
Juan Andres Belgrave ...
Mendoza
José Manuel Suárez ...
Sosa
Sebastián Torres ...
Arellano
Ray Angel Torres ...
Decano (as Ray Torres)
Jhovana Lozada ...
Carmencita
Laureano Olivares ...
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The film is based in the real life of Teo, a distinguished, prominent and outstanding lawyer, with a four year marriage and two small children, who decides to accomplish his long time secret: to change his body and become a woman.

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Being transgender isn't easy. It's harder in Venezuela.
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Tamara (2016/II) was written and directed by Elia K. Schneider. The film is a docudrama about a living person--Tamara Adrian. Adrian made history by being the first transgender person to be a elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly. However, this most recent episode of her life is not the subject of the film. The film is about Tamara's earlier life as a man and then a woman. Tamara was Teo Adrian, a highly successful lawyer and professor of law. He's married with children.

From the outside, Teo's life looks perfect. However, Teo cannot escape the certain feeling that he's a woman in a man's body. The agony of understanding this fact, acting upon it, and facing the results makes up the plot of the movie.

Luis Fernandez portrays Teo/Tamara very well. We can accept him as a handsome man and an attractive woman. Naturally, Tamara faces enormous challenges in a society that is even more macho and paternalistic than our own. Fernandez is a good enough actor to make us understand the challenges, and understand his way of resisting and overcoming them.

We saw this film at Rochester's excellent Little Theatre. It was shown as part of ImageOut, the wonderful Rochester LGBT Film Festival. The movie will work well on the small screen. It's a fine movie, and definitely worth seeing.


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