Sunday, October 10, 2010

Program 14: The Last Summer of La Boyita

ImageOut is thrilled to bring you this visually stunning and emotionally powerful feature from Argentina. The Last Summer of La Boyita is part of the Youth Project Film Series so it is free for anyone under 21, but audience members of all ages are sure to enjoy this stunning film.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite films of the festival so far. A beautifully told story.

Woody said...

I loved this movie... Very touching, and well told. If you missed this one, find a way to see it. It's that good.

I was a little shocked by the fact that there were only about 3 scenes with the boyita, all about a minute long. The writeup and title credits seemed to focus on it, while if I had not read about it, I would have probably missed it's significance entirely.

I do understand not mentioning the actual topic of the movie, but I think it may have missed a bigger audience because of it.

Stefan said...

This one was 1 of my favorites!

It was interesting how the film was kind of being coy about what was wrong with Marco but when it's finally revealed I was like..Ohhhhh....he's intersexed....

You know, I don't think I ever saw a film that dealt with that topic before, ever.

So, thank you Argentina. I am crying for you, but they're tears of joy :)

victoria said...

Is that festival in Argentina?? And where is ti?? Couse Im going there, to a Buenos Aires apartment in a week, and wanna participate in the festival!!! I love that kind of movies! Please give me that info!!!!

Michael G said...

@Victoria - Sorry this film festival is in Rochester, NY. =(

I hope you are able to catch this film somewhere, sometime.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
WOW! A film about the intersexed. You don't see that too often. Thank you, Argentina!

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
I really enjoyed this film. I loved the pacing and it was a lovely looking film. Top Five. The kids were excellent!

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Excellent. I liked the pace of the movie. I think the pace and the transitions of the scenery made the story successful.

Melanie and Debs said...

From the ballots:
More like this!
The beauty, the power ...

Jonathan N of Orlando, FL said...

From the ballots:
The cinematography and music were beautiful. The dialogue was strong, but even more was said without words. An enjoyable film. Some scenes were very graphic for my party, but that's life down on the farm.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Wonderful story. Everything came together in the end which was the best possible with the circumstances. The actors were amazing. I normally hate subtitles but the movie was such that I did not mind at all. The characters were all realistically and wonderfully portrayed. Overall amazing and incredible.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Coming of age films are usually powerful but this was extraordinary!

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Excellent. The non-violence was appreciated.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Excellent.
A beautifully told story.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
WONDERFUL MOVIE!

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Fantastico!

M. Hardy said...

From the ballots:
Beautifully done!
Let's hope Mario transitions well into Maria.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Excellent but somewhat unsatisfying (cop-out) ending.

Jamie Whitbeck said...

From the ballots:
Beautiful story!
Beautiful film!

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
BEAUTIFUL!
Felt very realistic, or as real as I can imagine life in an Argentine ranch. What phenomenal performances from very young actors!

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
B R A V O !!!

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Superb film! Best so far.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Excellent. A very positive film.

BGJ said...

From the ballots:
A lovely movie with sensitive portrayal of a very difficult subject. I liked the character, Jorgelina, a great deal.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Slow-paced in spots. What did the Boyita have to do with anything?

Michael's response:
For you and Woody, I really think "boyita" is more like a play on words instead of just a reference to the trailer. In Spanish, they add "ito" and "ita" to refer to the diminutive form. "boy" + the female "ita" could very well refer to Mario's sexuality and this being the summer that everything comes out in the open could be his last as a "boyita" as changes are in his horizon.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
Very sensitively portrayed.

Anonymous said...

From the ballots:
It moved very slowly for my taste, but it was still a well-made film. His struggle and innocence are touching.