To celebrate the DVD rerelease of Lucía Puenzo’s Argentinian drama XXY (2007), starring Ines Efron and Ricardo Darín (2009’s The Secret in Their Eyes), we have a fantastic coming of age DVD bundle to give away courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures, which includes XXY, Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy (2011) and Julia Solomonoff’s The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009). This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Alex (Efron) is not like other girls. She is a 15-year-old with a secret, one that no other can claim. Her parents keep her hidden away at a coastal town in amongst the dunes of the shoreline, buying time before they must decide on a life-threatening operation.

When old family friend and plastic surgeon Ramiro (Germán Palacios) arrives with his teenage son Álvaro (Martín Piroyansky), Alex begins to realise that his visit could change her life forever. As the parents wrestle with the complications that will arise as Alex reaches adulthood, Alex and Alvaro become close, their relationship causing tensions amongst the locals. However, as the parents battle it out to instil a sense of open-mindedness amongst their society, it is the children who prove themselves to be flexible in understanding the sexual leanings and complexities of others.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic coming of age DVD bundle, which includes XXY, Tomboy and The Last Summer of La Boyita, just answer the following simple question:

XXY actor Ricardo Darín was seen in UK cinemas earlier this year in which Buenos Aires-set drama?

a) Buenos Aires Social Club
b) Carancho
c) Las Acacias

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘XXY’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

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XXY is available to own on DVD from Amazon on 25 June. For more info on this, and further Peccadillo Pictures titles, visit

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 28 June, 2012.

Daniel Green

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