Tiresia review

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Tiresia involves a Brazilian transsexual prostitute (played by two actors, Clara Choveaux and Thiago Telès) having her/his eyes poked out by a mysterious abductor (Laurent Lucas), before being rescued by a mute yet angelic Catholic girl - a synopsis that suggests a modicum of entertainment. Sadly, this contemporary updating of the ancient Greek myth from French writer/director Bertrand Bonello is notable only for its funereal pacing, lack of humour and unwieldy symbolism: profundity is yearned for, yet never achieved.

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