Elia Schneider

Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru 2016, 115 min.


Spoken language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2017

Teo feels like a woman trapped in a man's body. In Paris he can show his flamboyant side, but back in his native Venezuela he complies with the prevailing social norms. He starts a family and begins wearing men's clothes. After a while, though, Teo can no longer hide from himself and starts the transformation to become who he should have been. Based on the life of Tamara Adrian, Venezuela's first transgender elected to political office.


After graduating from law school in Paris, Teo pays a visit to his parents in Venezuela. He plans to quickly return to his friends in the emancipated city, where he feels more at home than in his conservative birthplace. But when his mother is diagnosed with a serious illness, he decides to stay to take care of her.

He is unlikely to be recruited wearing high heels and long hair, so he changes his women's wardrobe for a handful of business suits. He soon finds a well-paid job as a law professor, marries a beautiful woman and becomes the father of three children. On the surface, his successful career and neat family create a perfect image. But on the inside something is gnawing at him.

After a few years of keeping up appearances, Teo puts all he has achieved at stake to follow his heart and find his true identity. Driven by a deeply-felt desire, he sets out on a long and troublesome journey to start a new life as a full-fledged woman.

Text: Annika Wubbolt


Official website: http://www.widemanagement.com/#!tamara/j2c7m


Joel Films



This film is FREE for all students on Sunday 26 March, 21:00 hrs. On display of your student card you can get a ticket at the box office (not online).

Talkshows & debates


Monday, March 27, 2017 - 20:30

The House of Vineyard & Movies that Matter invite you to the Grand March: a parade to celebrate the Dutch ballroom scene and LGBTI-community.

Tamara: Q&A with Mounir Samuel

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 19:00

Q&A with publicist and writer Mounir Samuel.