Mutt (2023)

Directed by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

Over the course of a single hectic day in New York City, three people from Feña's past are thrust back into his life: his foreign father, his straight ex-boyfriend, and his 13-year old half-sister. Having lost touch since transitioning from female to male, Feña must navigate the new dynamics of these old relationships while tackling the day-to-day challenges that come with living a life in-between.

Cambridge Film Festival 2023: Film #23

Amongst many other things to like about Mutt, this movie looked really good as well.


Each character has their familiar misconceptions about Feña’s identity, which overlap and tug Feña in five different directions throughout his day. Even if it’s sometimes exhausting to watch the conventional traumas of cisgender assumption pile on one comment after another, it’s a relief to see Feña continue—if not unscathed, then at least in perpetual, determined forward motion.

Shayna Maci Warner (Paste Magazine)