Iremar works in the vaquejadas, the traditional rodeo of northwest Brazil. But the country is changing, and the flourishing textile industry sprouts new ambitions in him, as he starts dreaming of fashion design.
Located in Northeast Brazil, this film –awarded in the last Venice film festival– focuses on the world of vaquejadas, a traditional custom where two cowboys on horseback must take down a bull by grabbing its tale. You could draw a parallel between the film’s main character and the director. On one side, you have the protagonist making –in a passionate and thorough manner, without us knowing why– a dance suit that will shine in the end. On the other, Gabriel Mascaro builds the plot of his film with precision and sharpness, and turns his eye towards the characters’ everyday actions and the unique nature of their rural context, confident that they will lead us to a dazzling outcome. VB
D, G: G. Mascaro F: D. García E: F. Epstein, E. Serrano DA: M.Mesquita S: F. Oliver M: Otávio Santos, Cláudio N, Carlos Montenegro P: Rachel Ellis PE: R. Ellis,S. Saravia, M. Slot CP: DESVIA, Canal Brasil, Malbicho Cine, Viking Films I: J. Cazarré, A. Santana, C. Pessoa, M. Jinkings, V. de Oliveira
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He was born in Brazil in 1983, and graduated in social communication at the Federal University of Pernambuco. He directed the documentary features KFZ-1348 (2008), High-Rise (2009), both screened in Bafici ‘09, and Doméstica (Bafici '13).