Caetano GOTARDO (1981, Brazil) studied Cinema at the University of São Paulo and is a filmmaker, writer and actor. He has directed several short films. One of them, Areia/Sand (2008), screened in Cannes' Critic's Week. He works in theatre as an actor and writer and is also part of a cooperative of filmmakers, called Filmes do Caixote, in São Paulo. O que se move/The Moving Creatures (2013) was his first feature film, and it won several prizes, including Best Film at Lakino in Germany, the Semana dos Realizadores in Brazil and the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival. His short film Merencória/Let the Storm had its international premiere at IFFR 2018.
Feito não para doer (2003, short), O diário Aberto de R. (2005, short), Areia/Sand (2008, short), O menino Japonês (2009, short), Outras pessoas (2010, short), Desassossego (filme das maravilhas)/Neverquiet (Film of Wonders) (2010, co-dir), Os barcos/The Boats (2012, short, co-dir), O que se move/The Moving Creatures (2013), Matéria (2014, short), Choclo (2015, short), Merencória/Let the Storm (2017, short), Seus ossos e seus olhos/Your Bones and Your Eyes (2018)
Caetano Gotardo at IFFR
Neverquiet (Film of Wonders)
A collective film, coordinated by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande (see also The Joy). They sent a letter of ‘unease’ to filmmakers in which they asked for love, utopia and explosions... The many-faceted and poetic result is wonderful to watch and balm to the soul.
The nurse Clara gets a job as nanny for the rich and pregnant Ana, who suffers from insomnia. Her delivery at full moon ends fatally and, against her better judgement, Clara decides to care for the child. Sweet, sublimely styled horror film about unconditional love, with an occasional musical intermezzo.
Two relationships – one at its end, one already gone. A film about love that was and what is left behind when it's gone, told in three overlapping vignettes.
Your Bones and Your Eyes
The conversations that Joao has with people: Rohmer meets Hong Sang-soo in this advanced course in narrative in the Brazilian artists' milieu.