Other films include La zona (The Zone) by Rodrigo Plá, Luz silenciosa (Silent Light) by Carlos Reygadas and XXY by Lucía Puenzo. XXY explores gender roles through the story of Alex, a pubescent hermaphrodite living in an isolated fishing village. Now entering her/his teen years, Alexs body is developing, and s/he must choose adulthood as a female or male or something else. While the adults discuss (and avoid discussing) surgery to fix Alex, love is blooming between Alex and the surgeons son.
The Latin Wave screenings run Thursday through Sunday. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information and a complete schedule, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org. $5 to $7.
Fri., May 2, 5 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 5:45 p.m., 2008