Synopsis

We follow two Catholic siblings, Emilie and Emir, who in 1949 leave behind Lebanon on the brink of war in search of a new life in a foreign land, embarking on a journey to an unknown Brazil. When Emilie falls in love with Omar, a Muslim merchant residing in Manaus, her brother’s jealousy will lead to serious consequences. In this intimate epic by director Marcelo Gomes, based on the novel by Milton Hatoum, the encounter between distant cultures weaves together collective themes of memory, tradition, and belonging, in a narrative that delves deep into the skin and offers a discerning perspective on the foundational immigrant narratives of the country. (C.I.)

Director

Marcelo Gomes

Marcelo Gomes is a film director and screenwriter. His debut feature film, "Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus", was awarded at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. Since then, he has directed seven other feature films, all of which have premiered and received accolades at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Venice and Berlin. In 2017, he competed at the Berlinale with "Joaquim". In 2024, "Retrato de um Certo Oriente" premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

12/06
Wednesday 19:30
Local: Ópera de Arame
13/06
Thursday 14:00
Local: Cine Passeio Luz

Classificação indicativa

14

Credits

Producer

Guilherme Coelho
Mariana Ferraz
Ernesto Soto Canny

Scriptwriter

Marcelo Gomes
Maria Camargo
Gustavo Campos

Cast

Wafa’a Celine Halawi
Charbel Kamel
Zakaria Kaakour, Eros Galbiati, Rosa Peixoto

Sound

Moabe Filho
Pedrinho Moreira
Giacomo Vitiello, Antonio Casparriello

Editor

Karen Harley

Art Director

Marcos Pedroso
Caterina Pepe

DOP

Pierre de Kerchove

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