Spotlight on Brazil • 1h 14m
Gabriel Mascaro • 2014 • Brazil • A lush and haunting portrait of climate change in a fishing town.
Shirley has recently moved from the city to a remote fishing village in northeastern Brazil, in order to tend to her elderly grandmother. Meanwhile, the waters rise. A researcher arrives one day to record the coastal winds, and is soon swept out to sea—leaving the local denizens to determine what else the tides will claim.
Gabriel Mascaro's first narrative feature premiered at Locarno, where it won a Special Mention, and Brazilia, where it won Best Actress and Best Cinematography.
Up Next in Spotlight on Brazil
Kleber Mendonça Filho • 2016 • Brazil • Clara refuses to leave her home to make way for a high-rise.
Clara lives in a low-rise apartment building close to the beach in Recife, a small city in northeast Brazil. Her we...
Fellipe Barbosa • 2015 • Brazil • A young man's coming-of-age through an entangled web of class.
Refracting a young man's coming-of-age through an entangled web of class, race, and gender relations, Casa Grande p...
Don't Call Me Son
Anna Muylaert • 2016 • Brazil • Pierre's world shifts when forced to live with his biological family
A poetic, provocative portrait of a young man's fluidity, Don't Call Me Son offers a richly layered examina...