International Competition : Feature films 2017

Body Electric

Marcelo Caetano

2017
Brazil
1h34
Fiction
Col.

Elias is a designer at a textile factory in Sao Paulo and spends his evenings in the arms of his male conquests. As a free electron, he calls into question the myriad discriminations that haunt Brazil, in a simple and spontaneous way. The film presents a fluid and entrancing journey through Sao Paulo’s night life, in which bodies meet, flirt, and cross-dress, and in which individuals strive to give meaning to their lives as best they can. In this first feature-length film, Marcelo Caetano focuses on a gallery of unforgettable characters, filmed with great tenderness. Through them, he proposes a human horizontality, versus the anxiety-inducing verticality of the Brazilian metropolis. (Laurence Reymond)

Marcelo Caetano worked as co-writer on Anna Muylaert's Don't Call Me Son, and casting director on Aquarius by Kleber Mendonça Filho. Body Electric, selected in Rotterdam FF, is his first feature.
SF : Bailão (2009), By Your Side (2011), Verona (2013)

Cast
Kelner Macêdo, Lucas Andrade, Welket Bungué, Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, Ronaldo Serruya, Marcia Pantera
Screenplay
Marcelo Caetano
Photography
Andrea Capella
Sound
Lucas Coelho, Danilo Carvalho
Music
Ricardo Vincezo
Art direction
Maira Mesquita
Editing
Frederico Benevides
Production
Plateau Produções, Desbun Filmes, África Filmes

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2017 Competition