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The 13th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
24th - 27th May
2018

8:15pm: CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO!

SUNDAY 12/05/19, 20:15 Moviemento

CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO!
Marie Losier 2018 France 73′

In the gaudy, flamboyant world of Lucha Libre, Cassandro is its most eccentric star. He is the king of the Exóticos, the gender-bending cross-dressing wrestlers who fight prejudice as much as their opponents in this macho-dominated sport. Despite his lacquered hair, his mascara and his perfectly curled eyelashes, Cassandro is a combat beast, a many-times World Champion, who pushes his body to its most extreme limits. After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts on the ring, Cassandro is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he must now reinvent himself…

Marie Losier, director of THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, captures in this stunning and colorful 16mm portrait the lights and shadows, the contrasts and dualities of a legendary figure that not only crosses gender and sexual roles but geographical, psychological and emotional ones. Between U.S and Mexico, between periods of sobriety and addiction, between adulthood and childhood trauma, Cassandro opens a door to look upon these territories with humor and affection.


Images – copyright: 2018 – Tamara Films – Tu vas voir

XPOSED is excited to announce that Cassandro will be personally attending to present the film and to answer questions at the end of the screening.