Azougue Nazaré

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Azougue Nazaré

Directed by Tiago Melo

  • Brazil 2018; 80 min
  • Original version: Portuguese
    • Bright Future Award - IFF Rotterdam
    • SFCC French Critics' Prize - Cinélatino
    • Best Actor (Valmir do Côco) - Rio FF


In Nazaré da Mata, a small town near Recife in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, young people don’t hold rap battles, but samba battles. The Afro-Brazilian culture of the maracatu, a dance and music spectacle related to carnival with roots in the era of slavery, is in their blood. A local evangelical pastor, however, regards this cultural heritage as inspired by the devil: he thinks the people should renounce the maracatu in order to let God in.



    Gustavo Beck  

International Sales

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    Eduardo Garretto Cerqueira