Davi PrettoDione Avila de Oliveira, Evaristo Goularte, Andressa Goularte
Brazil / 2016 / 88 minutes / DCP
Following up on his fascinating portrait of a Brazilian drag queen (Castanha, 38th), Pretto tackles the social transformations of his homeland head on. Using non-professional actors from the countryside, he explores the social turmoil facing those left behind by migration and modernities in cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. As large landowners take over small farm plots to grow global crops like soy, the countryside has become a battleground where traditions, dispossession and violence permeate both cinema and society.