Friday, October 22, 2021
Friday, Oct. 22 | 6 pm
Saturday, Oct. 23 | 3 pm | 5 pm | 7 pm
Sunday, Oct. 24 | 3 pm | 5 pm
Director Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, Drama, Not Rated, Brazil, Portuguese, 2021, 87 min.
In this audacious debut feature, João Paulo Miranda Maria conjures a surreal image of the racial and social rifts in modern-day Brazil. Cristovam (played by Cinema Novo icon Antônio Pitanga), an Indigenous Black man from the rural North, moves to an industrialized Southern town populated by the descendants of Austrian ex-pats to work in a milk factory. Immediately confronted with their virulent racism, he becomes more and more estranged from the white world. Upon discovering an abandoned house filled with objects reminding him of his origins, Cristovam begins a spiritual and physical metamorphosis.