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Brazilians at Cannes: find out who the directors and films are on the screening list

A 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival starts this Tuesday (14th) and runs until May 25th. Over the next 12 days, dozens of films will be shown, movie stars will walk the red carpet and thousands of people will walk through the halls of the Marché du Film.

Six Brazilians can leave the French city with a prize in hand. One of them being the Palme d'Or, the most prestigious of the competition. Find out who they are below.

  • Karim Aïnouz

The Brazilian filmmaker returns to Cannes for the sixth time and second year in a row. This time with the thriller “Motel Destino”, which is in Competition in the Official Selection. Last year, he was also competing for the Palme d'Or with “Firebrand” but ended up staying with Justine Triet for “Anatomy of a Fall” .

Set on the coast of Ceará, Motel Destino is the stage for dangerous games of desire, power and violence. One night, the arrival of young Heraldo definitively transforms the daily life of the place.

Feature shown at the Festival was filmed in Ceará
  • André Hayato Saito

Also competing for the Palme d'Or, but in the selection of short films, is director André Hayato Saito with “Yellow” . The film follows Erika Oguihara, a Japanese-Brazilian teenager who rejects the traditions of her Japanese family and is eager to celebrate a world football title with Brazil in 1998.

  • Marcelo Caetano

Selected for the festival's Critics' Week, “Baby”, by Marcela Caetano, will be shown in Cannes. In the plot, a young man who has just left a prison institution for minors. Living on the street, he meets a man with whom he begins a turbulent romantic affair.

  • Valentina Man

In the parallel exhibition Fortnight of Directors, the filmmaker will show her animated short “The Girl and the Pot” . The production was based on a short story written by Valentina in 2012, a parable that was born from a cathartic attempt to translate experiences from early adulthood.

  • Eryk Rocha and Gabriela Carneiro

The filmmaker duo will present “The Fall of the Sky” in Filmmakers' Fortnight. The documentary follows the funeral festival “Reahu” the most important Yanomami ceremony.

Source: CNN Brasil

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