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Vazante

Vazante

“...brooding and beautiful...” - Sight & Sound

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About the Film

Forced to marry a slave trader, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece.

Upon returning from a trading expedition, Antonio discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his aging mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his wife’s young niece, Beatriz. Separated from her family and left alone on the rugged farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, Beatriz finds solace in the displaced and oppressed inhabitants around her. 

Exploring the fraught intersection of feminism, colonialism, and race that has persisted across centuries and continents, Vazante is the haunting and stunning solo directorial debut from Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas.
 
Director: Daniela Thomas
Release Date: 01/12/18

Reactions

“A striking visual beauty.” David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Full Review

“Daniela Thomas delivers a beautifully atmospheric... black-and-white drama about slavery and the subjugation of women in 1800s Brazil.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

 

 

Awards & Festivals

  • Panorama Special Section Selection - 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

  • Official Selection - 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival

  • Official Selection - 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Official Selection - 2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

António: Adriano Carvalho
Beatriz: Luana Nastas
Dona Ondina: Sandra Corveloni 
Dona Zizinha: Juliana Carneiro Da Cunha
Bartholomeu: Roberto Audio
Feliciana: Jai Baptista
Maria Joaquina: Isadora Favero
Lider Africanos: Toumani Kouyaté
Virgílio: Vinicius Dos Anjos
Jeremias: Fabrício Boliveira
Joana: Geisa Costa
Porfírio: Adilson Maghá
Manuel: Alexandre De Sena

Crew

Director: Daniela Thomas
Screenwriters: 
Daniela Thomas & Beto Amaral 
Producers: Beto Amaral, Maria Ionescu, Sara Silveira
Co-Producers: 
Pandora Da Cunha Telles & Pablo Iraola
Associate Producer: 
Fernando Meirelles
Line Producer: 
Cristina Alves
Director of Photography: Inti Briones
Editors: Estevan Schilling & Tiago Marinho
Production Designer: Valdy Lopes: 
Sound Designer: Vasco Pimentel
Costume Designer: Cassio Brasil
Make-Up: Rosemary Paiva

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Release Date: 01/12/18
Countries of Production: Brazil
Languages: Portuguese
w/ English Subtitles
Running Time: 1h 56m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Color: B&W

Theaters

New York
New York
1/12/18
Los Angeles
California
1/26/18
Washington D.C.
Virginia
1/26/18
San Francisco
California
1/26/18
Pasadena
California
1/26/18
Salem
Massachusetts
1/26/18
Seattle
Washington
2/2/18
Kansas City
Missouri
2/2/18
Hartford
Connecticut
2/2/18
Chicago
Illinois
2/2/18
Grand Rapids
Michigan
2/2/18
Beaufort
South Carolina
2/5/18
Columbus
Ohio
2/9/18
Santa Fe
New Mexico
2/16/18
Grand Junction
Colorado
2/19/18
Phoenix
Arizona
3/9/18
El Paso
Texas
3/14/18
Rochester
New York
3/21/18
Detroit
Michigan
4/6/18
Fresno
California
4/13/18

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Awards & Festivals

  • Panorama Special Section Selection - 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

  • Official Selection - 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival

  • Official Selection - 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Official Selection - 2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

Reactions

“A striking visual beauty.” David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Full Review

“Daniela Thomas delivers a beautifully atmospheric... black-and-white drama about slavery and the subjugation of women in 1800s Brazil.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

 

 
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