Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

In Greek mythology Tiresia is at the same time woman and man. In this film Tiresia is a Brazilian transsexual who begins a life-changing transformation while being held captive by an obsessed man. Once blinded and left for dead by her disappointed admirer, Tiresia is taken in by a rural family and cared for by a teenaged girl. In physical limbo between man and woman, Tiresia realizes a gift for premonition. Village locals are amazed and moved, but the Church is sceptical and suspicious.

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