The Seeker
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    The Seeker

    O Buscador

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2019

    88 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Isabela is the daughter of a powerful Brazilian politician. Despite growing up enjoying social privilege and surrounded by luxury, she falls in love with Giovani (Pierre Santos), founder of an alternative community located in the countryside of Brazil, aimed at sustainability and free love. Isabela, fascinated by this different world, leaves everything behind to seek a different lifestyle. After having lived for four years in that community, Isabela decides to pay a visit to her family on Father's Day. She brings along Giovani and introduces her boyfriend to the family.

    What Isabela does not expect is that just on this day of the return to her roots, the news shakes the country about her father’s involvement in one of the biggest corruption scandals ever hit Brazil. What was supposed to be a pleasant family gathering, becomes a nightmare for Isabela who has no alternative but to face and confront the ghosts of her past.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize for Screenplay (First Feature Competition) - Black Nights FF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Pierre Santos
    Mariana Molina
    Débora Duboc
    Mário Hermeto
    Aline Fanju
    Screenplay
    Bernardo Barreto
    Martin Preusche
    Cinematography
    Lucca Pougy
    Editing
    Pedro Durán
    Cláudia Silvestre
    Music
    João Viana
    Sales
    MOONRISE PICTURES
    Sales
    MOONRISE PICTURES
    Sales
    MOONRISE PICTURES
    Production
    BERNY FILMES
    Bernardo Barreto

    Bernardo Barreto

    Brazil

    Bernardo Barreto holds a degree in Actor Training from UniverCidade in Rio de Janeiro, the NY Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, Susan Batson Studio in NY, and Studio Fátima Toledo in São Paulo. As and actor Bernardo worked in some Brazilian films and TV productions. Bernardo signs various short films as a director, that he calls “experiments”, the co-production of the documentary CITY OF GOD - 10 YEARS LATER (2013), released worldwide, and he wrote, directed, produced and starred on the TV series "MEUS DIAS DE ROCK (2014-2015). He is the writer and director of his debut feature length film THE SEEKER.