Pre Screening Intro / El último verano de la Boyita

The screening on Tue 22 March will be introduced by James Scorer, Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at The University of Manchester.


This is a coming-of-age story with an unusual angle on gender politics. Set in the open plains of the Argentine Pampas, where Jorgelina spends her first summer holiday apart from her newly adolescent older sister. She finds close companionship with Mario, a young ranch hand and expert horse rider. A surprising revelation that greatly disturbs the adults only serves to bring the two friends closer together. A story to make you reconsider how, and why, we define gender identity in such strictly binary terms.

Winner of Best Screenwriting award at the Miami Film International Festival 2010.