International Competition : Feature films 2017

Araby

João Dumans / Affonso Uchôa

2017
Brazil
1h36
Fiction
Col.

André, a young resident of a Brazilian industrial area, happens to find the diary of Cristiano, one of the workers of the aluminium smelter that dominates the area and who has just died alone in his hospital bed. His diary dictates the action of the film, oscillating between the fairytale and the political chronicle of a man who has always lived at the margins of a class-based society. Cristiano’s tale traces a long pathway beginning in prison and ending in the industrial neighbourhood of Ouro Preto where he died, with work on orange plantations, money troubles, exploitation by various bosses, but also very beautiful moments of friendship, music shared, and love. Araby is a filmic fable about the state of invisibility of workers within the mighty capitalist machine – those who have no voice and no rostrum to speak from. A poetic act of resistance.(Elena Lopez Riera)

Affonso Uchõa and João Dumans, who is also a scriptwriter, had already worked together on The Hidden Tiger, co-written by João, and directed by Affonso.
Affonso Uchõa : SF : Designio ( 2009)
FF : Afternoon Woman (2010), The Hidden Tiger (2014)
João Dumans : SF : Everybody has it's on way (2014

Cast
Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari, Glaucia Vandeveld, Renata Cabral, Renato Novaes, Wederson Neguinho, Adriano Araújo, Renan Rovida
Screenplay
Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans
Photography
Leonardo Feliciano
Sound
Pedro Durães, Gustavo Fioravante
Music
Francisco Cesar, Christopher Mack
Art direction
Priscila Amoni
Editing
Luiz Pretti, Rodrigo Lima
Production
Vitor Graize, Thiago Macedo Correia

CONTACT
Vitor Graize (Katasia)
vitorgraize@gmail.com

2017 Competition