Cinema Slate will handle the New York theatrical release of Caetano Gotardo’s feature debut “The Moving Creatures.” The film was written and directed by Caetano Gotardo and features songs by Gotardo and Marco Dutra (“Hard Labor”). It stars Cida Moreira (as Maria Júlia), Andrea Marquee (as Silvia), Fernanda Vianna (as Ana) and Rômulo Braga (as Eduardo).
This is the second film in the ongoing Brazilian Film Series: Year One (following “I Touched All Your Stuff,” to be released on August 28), “The Moving Creatures” was an official selection at the Miami International Film Festival and won a Best Actress (Cida Moreira) and Best Film (Fiction) award at Berlin’s Latin American Film Festival (Lakino).
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Here is the official synopsis:
In Caetano Gotardo’s lyrical omnibus film “The Moving Creatures” (O Que se Move), three very different mothers are confronted, through three very different trials-by-ordeal, with the limits of what a mother “just knows”. With little fanfare (and not a whiff of the blatant “interconnectedness” often de rigeur among multi-story films), the daily rhythms and textures of three families unfold before us. And at the end of each story, all three mothers emerge from their private crucibles with an understanding — though one that can only be expressed in a way that erupts into the film’s very reality.
In the film’s first story, a mother (Maria Júlia, played by famed Brazilian actress, singer and performer Cida Moreira), learns about her son’s most intimate secret maybe a minute too late. On the second tale, an enigmatically afflicted sound engineer (Eduardo, played by Rômulo Braga) skulks through his day of nausea and confusion, while his wife Silvia (Andréa Marquee) muses on the scope of infant wisdom with a friend, as the two gaze at the former’s child. What happens next throws both parents into a state of trauma. The last story follows João (Henrique Schafer) and Ana (Fernanda Vianna), on their preparations to re-encounter their long-lost son.
The film will open on Sept 11 at Cinema Village in NYC and that it will also be available on Fandor.com on the same day. Take a look at the exclusive trailer below.