Your Bones and Your Eyes

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    Your Bones and Your Eyes

    Seus ossos e seus olhos

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2019

    118 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Caetano Gotardo, whose contribution to the omnibus film Neverquiet (Film of Wonders) was screened in 2011 at IFFR, stays close to home in his second feature. He writes, directs, edits and also plays the leading role. The story is set in the Brazilian artists’ milieu.
    Joao has extensive conversations with friends, strangers and himself. For instance with his best friend Irene, who cannot let go of memories of her ex; and the boy he meets in the metro, with whom he wants to have sex. Beside life and love, the creative process is a recurring theme in the conversations, in the best traditions of filmmakers like Éric Rohmer or Hong Sang-soo. Piece by piece, the encounters, conversations and monologues have a great influence on Joao, who literally wrestles with his attitude to life. A puzzle unfolds within which time, narrative, character and perspective are all jumbled up in an intriguing way.

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    Cast
    Caetano Gotardo
    Malu Galli
    Vinicius Meloni
    Larissa Siqueira
    Marina Tranjan
    Carlota Joaquina
    Carlos Escher
    Screenplay
    Caetano Gotardo
    Cinematography
    Flora Dias
    Editing
    Caetano Gotardo
    Production
    LIRA CINEMATOGRAFICA
    Caetano   Gotardo

    Caetano Gotardo

    Brazil

    Caetano Gotardo (1981, Brazil) studied Cinema at the University of São Paulo and is a filmmaker, writer and actor. He has directed several short films. One of them, SAND (2008), screened in Cannes' Critic's Week. He works in theatre as an actor and writer and is also part of a cooperative of filmmakers, called Filmes do Caixote, in São Paulo. THE MOVING CREATURES (2013) was his first feature film, and it won several prizes, including Best Film at Lakino in Germany, the Semana dos Realizadores in Brazil and the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival. His short film LET THE STORM had its international premiere at IFFR 2018.

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