Karina's Suit

(El traje de Karina)
Frank Benitez | Drama

2021 | 20 minutes | Colombia

Muete, a deserter from an armed group, visits his cousin Karina, a transgender sex worker with whom he shares a past.

Synopsis

In this compelling narrative, Muete, a former member of an armed group, reconnects with his cousin Karina, a transgender sex worker with whom he shares a complex history. Set against the backdrop of a small town, Muete tries to convince Karina to return to their hometown to care for her ailing mother. His request comes with a challenging caveat – Karina must embrace her former identity.

As the story unfolds, themes of identity, acceptance, family, and the past intersect, offering profound insights for students exploring these nuanced topics.

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Keywords
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Festivals

Out On Film: Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival; Long Beach QFilm Festival - Best Director, Best Script; Bogotá Short Film Festival BOGOSHORTS - Best Sound Design; AMOR LGBTQ International Film Festival - Special Mention; Festival Latinoamericano Pantalla Latina; Beijing Queer Film Festival. Love Queer Cinema Week; Paris Chéries-Chéris LGBTQ Film Festival; The Colombian Film Festival NY

DIRECTOR: Frank Benitez

NATIONALITY: Colombia

YEAR: 2021

GENRE: Drama

LANGUAGE: Spanish

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: College, Adult

SUBTITLE/CC: AVAILABLE

AUDIO DESCRIPTION: NOT AVAILABLE

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