• Vazante

    Directed by Daniela Thomas
    Brazil/Portugal | 116 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Vazante

    Directed by Daniela Thomas
    Brazil/Portugal | 116 minutes | World Cinema Now

In 1800s Brazil, widowed Portuguese slave-trader Antonio takes Beatriz as his new, much younger bride. While Antonio attempts to maintain his grip on power, Beatriz finds herself torn between desire and the divides of class and race on their isolated estate, in this visually stunning film.

Schedule

January 7, 2018 8:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 11, 2018 1:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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film synopsis

After trudging through the dense, muddy heart of the Brazilian rainforest to a colonial estate on the verge of collapse, Portuguese slave-trader Antonio returns home to find that his beloved wife has died during childbirth. The discovery sends the troubled mine owner to the brink of madness and into self-imposed exile.

With the slaves’ righteous anger fomenting and the region being pushed to the edge of revolution, Antonio must attempt to salvage his fading grip on power. He takes 12-year-old Beatriz as his bride but repeatedly forces himself on slave Feliciana. When yet another expedition pulls him away from the estate, Beatriz finds her attentions swayed by Feliciana’s handsome son Virgílio, leading to a powerful climax and a devastating reckoning over the nature of power, sex and race in this visually stunning new film by writer/director Daniela Thomas.

In competition for the Cine Latino Award and the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Country: Brazil/Portugal
Year: 2017
Running Time: 116 minutes
Language: Portuguese (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Daniela Thomas
Producers: Beto Amaral, Maria Ionescu, Sara Silveira
Principal Cast: Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas, Sandra Corveloni, Juliana Carneiro de Cunha, Roberto Audio
Cinematographers: Inti Briones
Editor: Estevan Schilling, Tiago Marinho
Screenwriter: Daniela Thomas, Beto Amaral
Website: https://www.musicboxfilms.com/vazante-movies-157.php

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