Cheila comes back from Canada to spend her holidays at the beautiful house she bought to her mother with a lot of effort. She also brings great news: she will finally make her dream true, changing her sex to become “a complete woman.” Cheila will have surgery soon; however she needs her family support.

The once beautiful house is now fully deteriorated and occupied by a chaotic mob of brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Cheila will face hard truths, rethinking the relation with herself and her family and realizing the main problems of her family: lack of love, lack of tolerance and meanness.



> The DIRECTOR


Eduardo Barberena


Eduardo Barberena starts working in Venezuelan cinematography as producer in full-length films based on the 70s after completing his cinematography studies in Venezuela and Europe (London Literary Institute, London Film School, workshops at the University of Moscow and at the Institute of Cinema of the Ateneo de Caracas). Soon after, he becomes the assistant of important directors, such as Roman Chalbaud, J.C. Carrer and Miguel Litin. Additionally, he directs some science fiction shorts awarded with municipal prizes and participating in national and international festivals. Afterwards, he directed his first full-length shared film: “Three Sad Tropics” (1982) and then his opera prima “Texaco Time” (1985), which represented Venezuela at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. For some years, he directs commercials for TV and movies, alternating with full-length movies for TV and television series. Barberena was then called by the Villa del Cine to direct the full-length science fiction film based on the life of the Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles and “Cheila.”