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Filho de Boi

Filho de Boi

Brazil 2019 Fiction cor 91 min.

In his first fiction film, filmmaker Haroldo Borges decided to use a few aspects of the documentary: the cast is formed by non-actors, who did not read the script. The film follows João, a 13-year-old boy who has a broken relationship with his father and dreams of leaving the small town where he lives, in the northeastern hinterland. When the circus arrives in the city, João becomes friends with a clown, who encourages him to face his fears. The film shows a current Brazil, revealing a universe of masculinity and prejudice which is urgent to reinvent itself.

Presented at Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea.

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Paula Gomes, Haroldo Borges


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Plano 3 Filmes