Venezuela Enters Patricia Ortega’s “Being Impossible” Into International Feature Film Oscars Race

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22 Sep 2019 | LATINews

Patricia Ortega has joined the Oscar race…

Venezuela’s National Film Auteurs Association (ANAC) has chosen the 42-year-old Venezuelan film director’s Being Impossible as the country’s submission in the international feature film Academy Awards category.

Patricia Ortega

Ortega’s second feature, following 2013’s El
regreso
, is the story of Ariel, a young seamstress who
discovers she was submitted to several surgeries to correct her intersexual
body as a baby, a revelation will confront her with the challenge of being an accepted
woman or daring to be a free intersexual person.

A co-production between Venezuela’s Mandragora Films and Colombia’s Antorcha FilmsBeing Impossible premiered at Spain’s Valladolid Film Week (Seminci) and also played at SXSW and the Boston LGTB Film Festival, among others.

Venezuela first submitted an
Oscar bid in 1978, but has yet to earn a nomination.

The 92nd Academy Awards are set
to take place on February 9, 2020.


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