Socrates

Nominee
Cine Latino Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner
Acura Someone to Watch Award
Spirit Awards
Nominee
John Cassavetes Award
Spirit Awards
An engrossing portrait…simple but flavorful.

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Socrates

After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point. Produced by Ramin Bahrani (99 HOMES), Executive Produced by Fernando Meirelles (CITY OF GOD), and filmed with a micro budget of under US $20,000, SOCRATES is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto. It is the first feature produced by the Querô Institute in Brazil where it was co-written, produced, and acted by at-risk teenagers from local low-income communities, with the support of Unicef.
Genre
Drama, LGBT
Runtime
71
Language
Portuguese
Director
Alexandre Moratto
Cast
Christian Malheiros , Tales Ordakji, Caio Martinez Pacheco, Rosane Paulo, Jayme Rodrigues
Awards:
Nominee, Cine Latino Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner, Acura Someone to Watch Award, Spirit Awards
Nominee, John Cassavetes Award, Spirit Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
Gary M. Kramer, San Francisco Bay Times

'Sócrates' is one of the highlights of the festival. It is a gritty, gut-wrenching drama about the title character (Christian Malheiros), a gay 15-year-old Brazilian boy whose mother has passed in the opening scene. Sócrates barely has time to grieve, though. He has to find a job and come up with ...

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