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    Socrates

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2018

    71 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

    Awards

    • Felix Award - Rio de Janeiro IFF
    • Jury Award - São Paulo IFF
    • Special Mention of The International Jury, Inaugural Mermaid Award - Thessaloniki FF
    • Ultra Indie Award - Woodstock FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Christian Malheiros
    Tales Ordakji
    Caio Martinez Pacheco
    Rosane Paulo
    Jayme Rodrigues
    Screenplay
    Thayná Mantesso
    Alex Moratto
    Cinematography
    João Gabriel de Queiroz
    Editing
    Alex Moratto
    Music
    Tiago Abrahão
    Felipe Puperi
    Production
    QUERÔ FILMES

    Press

    Alex Moratto imbues this unhappy slice of slum life with an energy and compassion that transcends mere miserabilism.

    Dennis Harvey, The Hollywood Reporter

    With breakout performances by its two young male leads, the tale of a poor gay teen struggling to stay afloat after the death of a parent in Sao Paolo belies its short running time with a sense of full dramatic realization.

    Dennis Harvey, The Hollywood Reporter

    Alex Moratto

    Alex Moratto

    Brazil

    Alex Moratto is a Brazilian-American filmmaker. His award-winning short films NOWHERE TO BE FOUND (2015), THE PARTING (2012), and THE OTHER SIDE (2010) have screened at international film festivals. He was a Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow and an NC Arts Council Artist Fellow and had a project in the Sundance Creative Producing Labs. He received his BFA from the UNC School of the Arts where he was a Kenan Excellence full scholarship recipient and winner of the DGA Student Film Jury Award for his thesis. He resides in California and São Paulo. SOCRATES (2018) is his debut feature.