Cheila (film)

Cheila (film)
Cheila: Una Casa Pa' Maita
Directed by Eduardo Barberena
Produced by Nelson Carranza
Written by Elio Palencia
Starring Endry Cardeño
Violeta Alemán
José Manuel Suárez
Music by José Ramón Carranza
Cinematography Mahmood Patel
Editing by Yolimar Aquino
Distributed by Fundación Villa del Cine
Release date(s) October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27) (Festival Premiere)
July 16, 2010 (2010-07-16) (Theatrical Release)
Running time 90 minutes
Country Venezuela
Language Spanish

Cheila (Spanish: Cheila: Una Casa Pa' Maita) is a Venezuelan tragicomedy film directed by Eduardo Barberena based on the theatrical play La Quinta Dayana written by Elio Palencia. It was first premiered at the 2009 Mérida Film Festival receiving the Best Movie and other five awards [1] it was then released in theaters on 16 July 2010 [2].



Cheila is a transsexual who has come back from Canada to spend holidays at the quinta she bought for her mother years ago, seeking family support before undergoing her sexual reassignment surgery. Upon her arrival she finds the once luxurious house completely deteriorated and inhabited by her lazy and unemployed brothers with their wives and children. The financial problems and chaotic situations surrounding her relatives make her reconsider her relationship with them and herself.

The movie uses flashbacks to show Cheila's experiences when she was Cheíto.


  • Endry Cardeño as Cheila
  • José Manuel Suárez as Cheíto
  • Violeta Alemán as Maíta
  • Aura Rivas as Abuela
  • Elodie Bernardeau as Katy
  • Luke Grande as Bachaco
  • Nelson Acosta as Guicho
  • Freddy Aquino as Dayán

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