Directed by Antonio Giménez Rico • 1983 • Spain
Starring Lorenzo Arana, René Amor, Francisco Pérez Cobos
This landmark documentary explores the lives and loves of a group of six transgender women living in Madrid in the years following Spain’s transition to democracy. But more than that, it’s a loving portrait of a culture finally emerging from the shadows after being hidden for far too long. Director Antonio Giménez Rico gives the women the freedom to tell their own stories, but in a stylized and scripted narrative framework featuring gorgeous cinematography.