In Brazil’s Midwestern hinterland, the daily rhythms of a region marked by a rising population exodus change once a year when young people return to their hometowns during the winter school break. In a landscape surrounded by unoccupied derelict houses and endless monoculture plantations, the characters move in an almost ghostly manner, busy with the rituals and practices of life in the countryside, while seemingly overwhelmed by a growing sensation of alienation. The portrait of a region in rapid transformation, where generational conflicts emerge not from open disputes, but from the different ways through which they identify themselves with their place of origin. (E. V)
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.