DOXA 2017 review: Être Cheval / Horse-Being


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      A 51-year-old transgender woman named Karen travels to a Florida farm where she’s trained to transform herself into a fetish object through horse gear and often unspoken commands, conveyed through a riding crop and reins by an elderly cowboy.

      Within this nonsexual relationship of submission and dominance and couched between lyrical observations by filmmaker Jérôme Clément-Wilz, Karen offers up revealing insights about the true nature of love as she progressively gives up her human identity over the course of her sessions. An unusual yet illuminating watch.