Caetano Gotardo, whose contribution to the omnibus film Neverquiet (Film of Wonders) was screened in 2011 at IFFR, stays close to home in his second feature. He writes, directs, edits and also plays the leading role. The story is set in the Brazilian artists’ milieu.

Joao has extensive conversations with friends, strangers and himself. For instance with his best friend Irene, who cannot let go of memories of her ex; and the boy he meets in the metro, with whom he wants to have sex. Beside life and love, the creative process is a recurring theme in the conversations, in the best traditions of filmmakers like Éric Rohmer or Hong Sang-soo. Piece by piece, the encounters, conversations and monologues have a great influence on Joao, who literally wrestles with his attitude to life. A puzzle unfolds within which time, narrative, character and perspective are all jumbled up in an intriguing way.

Original title
Seus ossos e seus olhos
Filmmaker
Caetano Gotardo
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
118’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Lara Lima
Production Company
Lira Cinematografica
Sales
Lira Cinematografica
Writer
Caetano Gotardo
Cinematography
Flora Dias
Editor
Caetano Gotardo
Production Design
Gabriel Pessoto
Sound Design
Tales Manfrinato
Cast
Caetano Gotardo, Malu Galli, Vinicius Meloni, Larissa Siqueira, Marina Tranjan, Carlota Joaquina, Carlos Escher