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Cassandro the Exotico!

Marie Losier, 73 min

France, 2018

Cassandro the Exotico!

Marie Losier's colourful and imaginative film about a flamboyant Mexican wrestler, who gradually has to face up to reality.

After 26 years in the limelight, and with countless broken bones in his otherwise so acrobatic body, the Mexican wrestler Cassandro is not ready to throw the towel in the ring. As an open homosexual, and with a cheerful courage to merrily flaunt his flamboyant and feminine costumes, Cassandro is a star in a homophobic culture. But his health is ailing, and he is forced to reinvent himself. Marie Losier celebrates the camp icon in colourful and imaginative images from her analogue film camera, so it is a pleasure to watch him from the first row - and an honest and touching experience when the crisis really hits. Creative ingenuity and free fantasy are Marie Losier's unmistakable signature. Losier, who previously attended CPH:DOX with 'The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye', creates her magic and poetry from the raw materials of reality. Just like Cassandro himself.

Director: Marie Losier
Country: France
Year: 2018
Running time: 73 min
Series: ARTISTS & AUTEURS
Category: Hits
Tags: LGBTQ Health
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Producer: Carole Chassaing, Brigitte Bertin, Antoine Barraud, Gerard Lacroix, Edgard Tenembaum
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