Synopsis

In the first feature film made with public funding laws in the state of Alagoas, Brazil, we follow seven young black artists in their creative processes. The film’s hybrid form sews documentary, performance, and fictional regimes, presenting an immersion in ancestry crossed by the everyday, with its habits and affections. The attentive look at the cultural and religious manifestations of African origin results in a unique aesthetic, attentive to the spiraling temporality that permeates individual and collective performances. (C. I)

Trailer

Vídeos

Director

Rafhael Barbosa, Werner Salles Bagetti

With distinct backgrounds in cinema, directors Rafhael Barbosa and Werner Salles have developed a partnership since the documentary Interiores ou 400 Anos de Solidão, directed by Werner in 2012. Cavalo, their first feature film, combines Rafhael's experiences in fiction short films (KM 58, O Que Lembro, Tenho), and Werner’s experience in documentary telefilms (Imagem Peninsular de Lêdo Ivo, História Brasileira da Infâmia - Parte 1). The directors are currently working on a new co-direction, the feature film Utopia.

Credits

Producers

Rafhael Barbosa

Writers

Rafhael Barbosa, Werner Salles

Cast

Alexandrea Constantino, Evez Roc, Joelma Ferreira, Leide Serafim Olodum, Leonardo Doullennerr, Sara de Oliveira, Robert Maxwell

Cinematographer

Roberto Iuri

Editor

Werner Salles, João Paulo Procópio

Sound

Simone Dourado

Composer

Luciano Txu

Art Director

Nina Magalhães, Weber Salles

Festivals

Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes