V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

ARÁBIA

ARÁBIA
Affonso Uchoa, João Dumans (Brazil 2017)
 

A young brazilian factory worker discovers the diary of a colleague, Cristiano, who died in an accident. The film tells the story within the story of this life; Cristiano's time in prison for car theft and his journey through the country in search for work. ARÁBIA is a road movie favouring an unhurried story line and long shots in carefully composed frames. In the middle of this aimless nomadic life the protagonist starts developing a kind of political awareness for himself. And at one point Cristiano says: "we sow so much and harvest so little." 
 

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