Tiresia (2003)

Tiresia

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According to ancient mythology, Tiresia was both a man and a woman. Blinded by the rage of the goddess, the gods granted him higher vision. This version of the myth takes place in the suburbs of Paris. Tiresia is a Brazilian transsexual of extreme beauty, earning her living as a prostitute; she shares an apartment illegally with her brother Terranova. With his morbid and poetic ideals, he falls madly in love with her, finding no other way to keep her for himself, he decides to kidnap her. Robbed … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Bertrand Bonello, Luca Fazzi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 2006
Runtime:
Haut et Court

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Critic Reviews for Tiresia

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Only students of Greek mythology will appreciate Bonello's contempo version of Tiresia and even they may wonder what his point is.

May 22, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | June 18, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Intense, intriguing, beautifully framed and intellectually challenging, Tiresia defies easy categorisation (much like its principal character).

Full Review… | August 10, 2007
Eye for Film

Full of powerfully emotional scenes, even if it's almost entirely untouchable--obtuse, bewildering and almost agonisingly slow.

Full Review… | June 29, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Full Review… | July 15, 2005
Empire Magazine

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