Vazante

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, April 13, 2018

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents “Vazante”, the debut feature from Brazilian director Daniela Thomas. Set in 1820’s Brazil, the film follows Antonio, a wealthy cattle herder who loses his wife during childbirth, and Beatriz, the niece of his late wife who is forced to become his new bride. Unhappy living alone at his property with numerous African slaves and his aging mother-in-law, Antonio reluctantly marries Beatriz before leaving on a trading expedition. Left behind, Beatriz soon finds solace in the other displaced and oppressed inhabitants around her. Starring Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas and Sandra Corveloni. Presented in Portuguese with English subtitles. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Daniela Thomas

Brazil • 116 minutes • R

Distributor: Music Box Films

Filmworks thanks K-Jewel 105.5 FM, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.

Reviews

"...it is as authentically immersive an experience of a harsh and loveless past as one could hope for, composed of the sensual details that can make the pleasures and horrors of 200 years ago feel like now." — Jessica Kiang, Variety
"...there's never a moment in this starch-free period piece that doesn't feel fully inhabited or authentic. That applies to the production and costume design, with its shabby vestiges of former prosperity, and also to the unshowy performances of both the colonial settlers and the slaves." — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"...it is as authentically immersive an experience of a harsh and loveless past as one could hope for, composed of the sensual details that can make the pleasures and horrors of 200 years ago feel like now." — Jessica Kiang, Variety
"...there's never a moment in this starch-free period piece that doesn't feel fully inhabited or authentic. That applies to the production and costume design, with its shabby vestiges of former prosperity, and also to the unshowy performances of both the colonial settlers and the slaves." — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.