The Cambridge Squatter

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    The Cambridge Squatter

    Era o Hotel Cambridge

    Directed by

    Brazil, France, Spain

    2016

    90 min

    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Arabic
    • Lingala
    • Portuguese

    Drama

    CAMBRIDGE SQUATTER tells the story of refugees, recently arrived in Brazil who, together with a group of low-income workers, occupy an old abandoned building in downtown São Paulo. Daily dramas, comical situations and different views on the world commingle with the threat of impending eviction.

    Awards

    • Special Mention (Spanish Cooperation Award) - San Sebastián IFF
    • Best Editing, Audience Award (Fiction Feature), FIPRESCI Award - Rio de Janeiro IFF
    • Special Mention - FIFDH

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Carmen Silva
    José Dumont
    Isam Ahmad Issa
    Suely Franco
    Screenplay
    Eliane Caffé
    Luiz Alberto de Abreu
    Inês Figueiró
    Cinematography
    Bruno Risas
    Editing
    Marcio Hashimoto
    Music
    Vapor324
    Production
    AURORA FILMS
    Production
    TU VAS VOIR
    Production
    NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES S.L.
    Sales
    FANDANGO

    Press

    It takes what essentially is a local interest story and elevates it into something universal and urgently contemporary.

    Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

    It’s a film that gets involved. It’s a film that is not afraid to lay the blame where it belongs.

    Aida Amasuno Martín, Cineuropa

    Eliane Caffé

    Eliane Caffé

    Brazil

    Eliane Caffé made, in 1988, her first feature, KENÔMA, which achieved international recognition and was screened at numerous festivals all over the world. Her next films, THE STORYTELLERS (2003) and THE MIDDAY SUN (2009), followed the same path. She has also directed TV series and documentaries with an experimental angle, in addition to coordinating audiovisual collectives in conflictive areas of inland Brasil. THE CAMBRIDGE SQUATTER was one of the projects selected for Films in Progress at the San Sebastian Festival in 2015 and was selected in Horizontes Latinos 2016.