Seven Years in May

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    Seven Years in May

    Sete anos em Maio

    Directed by

    Argentina, Brazil

    2019

    42 min

    • Portuguese

    Documentary

    In a night in May, seven years ago, Rafael was arriving home from work. When he was opening the gate, someone called his name. He looked back and saw people he didn't know. Rafael left his house carried by the unknown people and never came back. Since then he lives as if that night has never ended.

    Awards

    • Best Film - Rio IFF
    • Most Innovative Film (Burning Lights) - Visions du Réel
    • Silvestre Award for Best Short Film, Amnesty International Award - IndieLisboa
    • Grand Prix - Brive FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Rafael dos Santos Rocha
    Wederson Neguinho
    Leonardo Ferreira
    Maicon Felipe
    Magno Pires
    Max Henrique
    Robson Vieira
    Screenplay
    Affonso Uchôa
    Rafael dos Santos Rocha
    João Dumans
    Cinematography
    Lucas Barbi
    Rodrigo Beetz
    Editing
    João Dumans
    Production
    VASTO MUNDO
    Affonso Uchoa

    Affonso Uchoa

    Brazil

    Affonso Uchoa is a filmmaker based in Contagem, Brazil. His first film was AFTERNOON WOMAN (2010), screened in Mostra de Tiradentes, Semana dos Realizadores, among other film festivals in Brazil. He directed THE HIDDEN TIGER (2014), winner of the major prize in Mostra de Tiradentes and awarded in other film festivals such as Olhar de Cinema and Fronteira. The film was screened in festivals like the Hamburg Filmfest (Germany), Lussasdoc (France) and EDOC (Ecuador) and was shown at film institutions such as the Cinematheque Française (France), Barbican Centre (England) and Anthology Film Archive (USA) as well. He is the co-director of ARABY (2017), premiered at Tiger’s Competition in Rotterdam International Film Festival (2017) and awarded in many film festivals as Indielisboa (Portugal), Golden Apricot (Armenia), BAFICI (Argentina) and Brasília (Brasil). The film was screened in more than 60 film festivals around the globe.
    His film SEVEN YEARS IN MAY (2019) had its world premiere at Visions du Réel - Nyon.

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