The Moving Creatures
Spotlight on Brazil • 1h 38m
Caetano Gotardo • 2012 • Brazil • A lyrical omnibus portrait of maternal love and longing in Brazil.
The Moving Creatures traces patterns of movement and absence, connection and withdrawal, that characterize the uncertain trajectory of a mother's love.
It's the last day of Pedro's high school break. When a group of surprise visitors arrive the next morning, Maria Júlia's learns something about her son perhaps a moment too late. Eduardo is a sound designer suffering from nausea at work; he accidentally interrupts the recording of a woodwind orchestra before deciding he should return home and speak with his wife. João and Ana nervously drive to a restaurant in the northern periphery of São Paulo, where they meet the child they put up for adoption sixteen years earlier.
Caetano Gotardo's debut feature film premiered at São Paulo, Miami, and Lakino Latin American Film Festival Berlin, where it won Best Film.