Body Electric

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    Body Electric

    Corpo elétrico

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2017

    95 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    New to Sao Paulo, Elias divides his days between working in a cloth factory and fleeting encounters with other men. As the end of the year approaches, work intensifies, and he finds himself increasingly trapped within the factory. With limited free time, he attempts to etch his place in new social circles and to assert the possibility of new relationships.

    Awards

    • Maguey Award - Guadalajara IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Kelner Macedo
    Lucas Andrade
    Welket Bungué
    Ronaldo Serruya
    Ana Flavia Cavalcanti
    Henrique Zanoni
    Marcia Pantera
    Linn da Quebrada
    Screenplay
    Marcelo Caetano
    Gabriel Domingues
    Hilton Lacerda
    Cinematography
    Andrea Capella
    Editing
    Frederico Benevides
    Music
    Marcelo Caetano
    Ricardo Vincenzo
    Production
    AFRICA FILMES
    Sales
    M-APPEAL

    Press

    Caetano beautifully plays with the distinction between lust and platonic desire.

    Andreea Patru, Vague Visages

    Marcelo Caetano

    Marcelo Caetano

    Brazil

    Marcelo Caetano was born in Belo Horizonte, in 1982. He directed the short documentary BAILÃO (2009) and two short fictions: BY YOUR SIDE (2011) and VERONA (2013), both presented in Rotterdam and screened in Clermont-Ferrand, Indie Lisboa, Montreal. He worked as co-writer and assistant director in Anna Muylaert’s DON't CALL ME SON; assistant director and actor in Gabriel Mascaro’s NEON BULL 2015) and Hilton Lacerda’s TATTOO (2013). He was casting director in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s AQUARIUS (2016). BODY ELECTRIC (2017) is his first feature film as director.