Vazante

2017/B&W/116 mins/Brazil, Portugal




Category Cinema International
Director Daniela Thomas
Producer Beto Amaral, Maria Ionescu, Sara Silveira
Screenplay Daniela Thomas, Beto Amaral
Cinematography Inti Briones
Editor Estevan Schilling, Tiago Marinho
Music NA
Set Valdy Lopes JN
Costume Cassio Brasil
Cast Adriano Carvalho (Antonio), Luana Nastas (Beatriz), Sandra Corveloni (Dona Ondina) Juliana Carneiro de Cunha (Dona Zizinha), Roberto Audio (Batholomeu), Jai Baptista (Feliciana)
Production Company NA
World Sales Films Boutique
Festival/Awards NA

Brazil in 1821, shortly before independence. Like many of his countrymen mine owner Antonio has turned his back on mining and now breeds cattle. He lives on his estate with a group of slaves whose customs and languages are as different as the places from whence they were once abducted. Having lost his wife and child during the child's birth he marries Beatriz, his late wife's twelve-year-old niece. He dedicates himself to his cattle, leaving her alone with the slaves. Determined to find her place in this community, self-confident Beatriz manages to shake up the balance of power characterised by violence, bullying, sexual assault and miscommunication.

Director:
Daniela Thomas
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1959, her career began in the early 1980s at La MaMa Experimental Theater in New York. She then returned to Brazil and worked as a writer and co-director with Walter Salles on the feature films Foreign Land, (Midnight) and Linha de Passe. In 2009 she co-directed Sunstroke with Felipe Hirsch. Alongside her film work she is also a theatre director and writer, designs opera and theatre sets, exhibitions and installations. She was an artistic director of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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