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Cassandro the Exotico!

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Cassandro el Εxotico!

Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα / Greek Premiere
Ντοκιμαντέρ / Documentary, Γαλλία / France, 2018, 105′, DCP, Έγχρ. / Color, Με ήχο / Sound, Ισπανικά, Αγγλικά / Spanish, English

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Marie Losier Σενάριο / Screenplay Marie Losier, Antoine Barraud Κάμερα / Camera Marie Losier Μοντάζ / Editing Ael Dallier Vega Ήχος / Sound Gilles Benardeau Παραγωγός / Producer Lola Adamo Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Urban Distribution

In the gaudy, flamboyant world of Lucha Libre, Cassandro is its most eccentric star. He is the king of the Exóticos, the genderbending cross-dressing wrestlers who fight prejudice as much as their opponents in this macho-dominated sport.

Marie Losier

After training as an acrobat (trapezes, beams, parallel bars…) in her youth, then as a contemporary dancer and a tap dancer, Marie Losier studied literature at the Nanterre University and painting at the School of Fine Arts in New York. She directed several avant-garde portraits of filmmakers, musicians and composers, such as Alan Vega, Jonas Mekas and Genesis P-Orridge.

The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.