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 it was then released in theaters on 16 July 2010.
Detras de camara del film cheila una casa pa maita de eduardo barberena
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.