Toritama is a town in the hinterland of Pernambuco, responsible for the annual production of millions of jeans garments within the logic of family factories (or "factions"). In this scenario, Marcelo Gomes plunges himself in a documentary about labor – and about his relationship with the locals, traversed by alterities. From this emerges an unrestrained film fashioned over the course of its production, inebriated by the energy of the characters it encounters and amid the glaring adversity of Brazil’s working conditions.
Marcelo Gomes Marcelo Gomes' first feature film ‘Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures’ premiered at the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2005, and received an award from the French Ministry of Education. In 2009 ‘I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You’ premiered at the Venice Film Festival, co-directed with Karim Ainouz. His third feature film, ‘Once Upon a Time Veronica’ debuted in Toronto. Featuring Cao Guimarães, in 2014 he released at Berlinale the feature film ‘The Man of the Crowd’. And 'Joaquim' (2017), premiered at the Berlin Festival Competitive Section.