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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.
Sonia, the daughter of a prominent publisher, is about to fulfill her lifelong dream of marrying Rosendo, a promising writer with homosexual tendencies, who pines for his fiancee far less than he does for the brand new literary award launched by his future father-in-law. The wedding shindig will bring its share of unexpected surprises.
I was in the Lesbian/Gay Hamburg Film Festival watching this movie, for I love Dogma films and for other reasons as well. I need to say that I'm a sort of dreamer film-maker and I always say that I will do some cinema for my own pleasure. And after seeing this film I only consider: I STILL HAVE A FUTURE. Making a Dogma film is easy? Seems to be. For this director is just giving freedom to the actors: if they were bad actors, this film would have been wors than it is already. Let us take the first Dogma: Festen. Plot: in one party a lot of truth is coming out for making the celebration unforgettable and a bit uncomfortable. But Vittenberg is a good director (or he uses a good method?), and Pinzas... a good director, but... but... "Dias De Boda" is the same: in one party a lot of truth is coming out for making the celebration unforgetable and a lot uncomfortable, somehow even for the viewer. Not even the dialogs are strong enough! But that woman, Pilar Saavedra, rescues the film with her gestures, her body, her bitchy behaviour and her dancing scene, perhaps the most entertaining of the complete film. The rest: one gallega copy of Festen, with less pain, with less humour and silly arguments for making it... diferent: the party is a wedding in wich the groom hides his homo-attraction for his father in low, and one of his ex-lovers who attends the party, with the best girl-friend of the groom... some cocaine, some galleguish jokes, a lesbian auntie and a lusty old couple are part of the spices...
I enjoyed it, as I said, makes me think that I still have a future. I'll lend a dv-cam and I'll go to Northern Germany to film people having a barbecue speaking in a german dialect and then I'll ommit my name in the credits....
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