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  • 04 / 25 / 2010

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The documentary "En el cuerpo equivocado" (In the wrong body), which is the story of Mabi Susel, a transsexual who undertook in Cuba in 1988 a sex change operation, is in the final stages of post production, announced sources of the Cuban cinema institute, informs PL.

The documentary is directed by the Cuban Marilyn Solaya, Vivian in the movie Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate), directed by the duet Gutiérrez Alea-Tabío.

The 52 minutes movie recalls the memories of Susel, now with 50 years old and married since 1991, who with her new female's identity, remembers what has been for her this second stage of her life.

The movie is backed by an exhaustive seven years research. It is the fruit if the second call to the DOCTV Latinoamerica 2009 Competition, which awarded 13 projects.

The rigorous work previous to the shooting, allowed Solaya a fluid and intense connection with Susel, an identification that helped in the opening of the star of the movie.

The film was shot in high definition, in 52 places during 18 days. The filmmaker had a very professional technical team, led by the photography director Raúl Pérez Ureta (2010 National Cinema Award winner), who accompanied her for the second time.

It is a luxury and luck to be able to express myself through his look, said Solaya.

Robertico Carcasses and Roberto Pérez are in charge of music and sound respectively, Roberto Viñas and Ernesto Pérez are the direction assistant, Lorenzo Urbiztondo is in the art direction and Magali Pompa in make up. The production was in the hands of Carlos Huerta.

The film will have its world premiere next August together with the rest awarded documentaries, even though it might have some previews in Cuba and eventually abroad.

Solaya, who was graduated from the Higher Arts Institute in Art Direction of the Audio visual Media, started her career as an actress in Fresa y Chocolate, playing David girlfriend and then in the movie Espabílate amor (Wake up love), by the Argentinean director, Eliseo Subiela, as well as in several co production of the Cuban cinema Institute.

As a filmmaker, she has made, among many others, the documentaries Mírame mi amor (Look at me love), Alegrías (Happiness) and Hasta que la muerte nos separe (Until death tears us apart), with her own script, direction and production.

Her script Vestido de novia (bride dress) was awarded at the DreamAgo International Workshop: From the pen to the movie in Switzerland.

Source: Cubarte

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