SÓCRATES

  • Brazilian Cinema

Brazil / USA / 2018 / Portuguese with Spanish and English subtitles / 71 min

  • Director 

    Alexandre Moratto

  • Producer: 

    Ramin Bahrani, Tammy Weiss, Jefferson Paulino, Alex Moratto

  •  

    Thayná Mantesso, Alex Moratto

  • Photography: 

    João Gabriel de Queiroz

  • Cast: 

    Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji, Rosane Paulo. Caio Martinez Pacheco, Jayme Rodrigues

SCREENINGS

  • Mar 8 - 15:30 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 3

  • Mar 10 - 21:00 Cine Colombia (Plaza Bocagrande) 2

  • Mar 11 - 18:00 Cine Colombia (Paseo de la Castellana) 4

SYNOPSIS

Alex Moratto’s award-winning debut is a raw and moving desperate cry for life. Socrates, a 15-year-old boy, has just arrived with his mother to the outskirts of Sao Paulo. When he finds her dead in her bed one morning, his world turns upside down. Struggling to survive, he tries to find work, but doors close on him again and again. Alone and hungry, he finds safety in the arms of Maicon, who he begins a sort of romantic relationship with. Even when he seems to have hit rock bottom, it appears as though it is possible to hit it even harder. More than just an invitation to let go of our prejudices, this film almost warrants us to do so. Socrates is not just about the topics that are laid on the table, it’s also about the fact that such a finely-crafted film – a script that is so heartbreakingly dramatic with such a memorable performance – was produced by a team of young men between ages 16 and 20 as part of a social inclusion project.

CONTACT & PRESS KIT

Priscilla Santana executivo@produtoraquerofilmes.com.br

DIRECTOR

Alexandre Moratto

Alexandre Moratto

His award-winning short films Nowhere to be Found, The Parting and The Other Side have screened at international film festivals. He was a Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow and an NC Arts Council Artist Fellow and had a project in the Sundance Creative Producing Labs.. He resides in California and São Paulo.

Brazilian Cinema