Vazante

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    Vazante

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    Brazil, Portugal

    2017

    116 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Diamantina Mountains, Brazil, 1821. A slave trader, ANTONIO, returns to the decadent, but imposing farmhouse he inherited to discover his wife has died in child birth. Confined to this desolate property in the company of his demented mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his dead wife's niece, BEATRIZ, a child of 12. A restless soul, he returns to his trading expeditions, and leaves his child wife behind. The loneliness of the big house in the rugged landscape mirrors that of its inhabitants. Each one has been displaced from his original home and forced into co-existence. The undercurrents of violence and prejudice, which still plague the Brazil of today, accelerate the inevitable tragedy which, in turn, heralds the tides of change.

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    Cast
    Adriano Carvalho
    Luana Nastas
    Sandra Corveloni
    Juliana Carneiro Da Cunha
    Roberto Audio
    Jai Baptista
    Isadora Favero
    Toumani Kouyaté
    Fabrício Boliveira
    Vinicius Dos Anjos
    Geisa Costa
    Adilson Maghá
    Alexandre De Sena
    Screenplay
    Daniela Thomas
    Beto Amaral
    Cinematography
    Inti Briones
    Editing
    Estevan Schilling
    Tiago Marinho
    Production
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    Press

    Stunning black-and-white imagery, eloquent and precise sound design, and taciturn yet characterful performances.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    There's never a moment in this starch-free period piece that doesn't feel fully inhabited or authentic.

    David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

    Daniela Thomas

    Daniela Thomas

    Brazil

    Daniela Thomas has yet to make a decision about her true calling. In the meantime she directs and writes films, creates opera and theater sets, writes and directs plays, designs exhibitions and creates installations. She is based in São Paulo but her work has been seen, exhibited and played around the world. It all started in the early 80s at La MaMa Experimental Theater in New York. She then moved back to Brazil, were she partnered with Walter Salles, writing and co-directing three features, FOREIGN LAND (1996), MIDNIGHT (1998) and LINHA DE PASSE (Best Actress Award to Sandra Corvelloni at the 2008 Cannes Festival), and many shorts, including PARIS, JE T'AIME SEGMENT LOIN DU 16E (2006). Thomas’ other feature is SUNSTROKE (2009), co-directed with her partner in theater, Felipe Hirsch. Her feature VAZANTE (2017) screened in the Berlinale Panorama.