Synopsis

In 2013, after decades working in multiple languages, Gaitán debuted her epic first fiction film, The Volcano Exiles. Even more daring, her latest film sails across the rich memories of the Americas. Inspired by a 19th century European expedition and impelled by Igor’s (played by Begê Muniz) pursuit for his Kuikuro ancestry at the present time, this river movie revisits and reinvents, between New York and Pantanal, images, partnerships, and procedures that traverse the artist’s work. In this impressive journey, the passage of time dilutes itself in the persistent fascination of the most intriguing soundscapes and visuals. (C. M)

Trailer

Vídeos

Director

Paula Gaitán

Paula Gaitán (Paris, 1952) is a Colombian-Brazilian filmmaker, born in France and currently residing in São Paulo, Brazil. She directed her first feature film, Uaka, in 1987. Since then, she has directed dozens of feature films, videos, television series, and installations, including Diário de Sintra (2008), The Volcano Exiles (2013), Sutis Interferências (2016), É Rocha e Rio, Negro Léo (2020), and Luz nos Trópicos (2020).

Credits

Producers

Vitor Graize, Eryk Rocha

Writers

Paula Gaitán

Cast

Carloto Cotta, Clara Choveaux, Kanu Kuikuro, Begê Muniz, Maíra Senise, Arrigo Barnabé, Daniel Passi, Erik Martincues, Nilton Amazonas, John Scott-Richardson, Carolina Virguez

Cinematographer

Pedro Urano

Editor

Paula Gaitán

Sound

Marcos Lopes, Paula Gaitán, Tiago Bello

Art Director

Diogo Hayashi

Festivals

Berlinale