In Jose Pedro Goulart’s “Point Zero,’ 15-year-old Ênio is having a difficult time in life. His family is falling apart, with his spiritual mother and brutish father constantly weighing on him. His sister’s friends bully and laugh at him in school. After his mother asks him to spy on his father at work, Ênio begins to lose his identity, wondering who he is amidst all this strife. One night, he steals his father’s car and pursues a prostitute whose phone number he recently found. Over the course of one night, Ênio goes on an adventure and loses his innocence by discovering the ghosts that live in life’s shadows. Watch the trailer for the film above.
“Point Zero” stars Sandro Aliprandini, Patricia Selonk, Eucir de Souza, and Larissa Tavares. It screened at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival’s Carte Blanche section that specializes in showing films in post-production from a different country each year. Director Jose Pedro Goulart runs his own film company Minima, and has directed short films like “Temporal,” “O Dia em que Dorival Encarou o Guarda,” and “O Pulso.” “Point Zero” is Goulart’s first feature film.
“Point Zero” will receive its domestic premiere this summer through Pandora Films. It will also receive its international premiere around the same time.