In the arid countryside in the Midwest state of Goiás, the arrival of a mysterious stranger triggers a love triangle, disrupting Sandro’s monotonous routine as a fertilizer factory worker (played by Leandro Faria Lelo). In his first fiction feature film after two documentaries and several short films, Goiânia-based Nolasco continues to explore the geography of the tropical savanna and homo-fetishist imaginary. Appropriating, in his unmistakably Brazilian style, camp elements from leading names in queer cinema, he fashions a torrid and daring dialogue with melodramatic codes. (C. M)
Daniel Nolasco was born in the countryside town of Catalão, in the state of Goiás. He holds a BA in Cinema and Audiovisual from the Fluminense Federal University and in History from the Federal University of Goiás. He wrote and directed over nine short films, screened and awarded at various national and international festivals. His first documentary feature Paulistas (2017) premiered at Dok Leipzig. His second documentary, Mr. Leather (2019), was screened in over thirty festivals. Dry Wind is his first fiction feature film.
Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival 2020
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2020