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Nominee
Panorama Audience Award
Berlin International Film Festival
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Transfixing in its formal rigor, impressive craft and striking visual beauty…bristling with the tensions of violence [and] subjugation.
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Vazante

Forced to marry a slave trader and live on his decaying farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece from director Daniela Thomas.

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

Played at

Playhouse 7, 1.27.18 - 2.01.18
Royal, 1.26.18 - 2.08.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Women and Film
Runtime: 116 min
Language: Portuguese

Director: Daniela Thomas
Writer(s): Beto Amaral, Daniela Thomas

Awards:
  • Nominee, Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Daniela Thomas’s exquisitely painful Vazante, her feature debut as a director after several collaborations with Walter Salles, opens in muddy gloom, as the bare feet of chained black slaves shuffle through a jungle downpour. It’s the 1820s. The slaves’ master, gruff...