VAZANTE

Vazante

Opened Friday, January 12

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Upon returning from a trading expedition, Antonio discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his aging mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his wife’s young niece, Beatriz. Separated from her family and left alone on the rugged farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, Beatriz finds solace in the displaced and oppressed inhabitants around her.

Exploring the fraught intersection of feminism, colonialism, and race that has persisted across centuries and continents, VAZANTE is a haunting and stunning solo directorial debut from Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas.

“Daniela Thomas delivers a beautifully atmospheric… black-and-white drama about slavery and the subjugation of women in 1800s Brazil.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

  • Country Brazil
  • Language Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 116 minutes
  • Distributor Music Box Films
  • Director Daniela Thomas
  • Writer Daniela Thomas, Beta Amaral
  • Producer Beto Amaral
  • Cinematographer Inti Briones
  • Cast Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas, Sandra Corveloni