Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Starring: Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Aline Santana
Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands, 2015, 1 hour 41 minutes, Portuguese with English subtitles
Mascaro has a happy knack of creating magical, atmospheric films from the everyday lives of ordinary folk who dare to dream. A cowboy working the rodeos around the back roads of Brazil, Iremar knows there’s more to life than his daily routine of bulls, dust and macho posturing. What he really likes doing is making glamorous dresses for his boss Galega. Beautifully shot to capture the rhythms of Iremar’s life, this beguiling, visually ravishing tale of sequins and sawdust overflows with vitality and sly humour, and upends conventional thinking about masculinity, sexuality, class and creativity.
“an unexpected delight, at times as carnal, sweaty and instinctive as its main characters but also playfully original and thought-provoking.” Screen International
Winner Venice Horizons Award - Special Jury Prize Venice Film Festival 2015
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