To Die Like a Man

Monday, January 12, 2015

Post-film discussion with Carlos Motta! 35mm print

Tonia rules the drag club scene of Lisbon. But when she decides to transition from male to female, all hell breaks loose. TO DIE LIKE A MAN is a striking epic from acclaimed Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues (O Fantasma). Voted Best Undistributed Film of 2009 by the Village Voice, TO DIE LIKE A MAN is a lyrical and fantastical melodrama that artist Columbian artist Carlos Motta applauds as a, “beautiful meditation on gender identity, drag and gay culture, aging and death that addresses some the many challenges and vulnerabilities of living a queer life.”

  • Country Portugal
  • Language In Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 134 minutes
  • Director João Pedro Rodrigues