Madiano MarchetiStill: Madalena
Madiano MARCHETI (1988, Brazil) is a director and screenwriter, and partner at the production company Terceira Margem. He was born and raised in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil’s Amazon region. Marcheti gained a bachelor’s degree in film from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. During his studies, he started writing and directing short films. His first two, Vácuo (2013) and Travessias (2013), were shown at São Paulo International Short Film Festival. In 2014, O lugar mais frio do Rio was honoured at Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife and screened at Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse. Essa barra que é gostar de você (2016) became the opening short film at MIMO Festival.
He recently directed his first feature film Madalena, which premiered in the Tiger Competition at IFFR 2021. Later, it won Best Film at International Istanbul Film Festival and was presented at New Directors/New Films, San Sebastian Film Festival, Biarritz Latin Film Festival, Festival de Cine de Lima (awarded as Best Debut Film), 50th Molodist Kyiv, and Melbourne International Film Festival, among others. The film has also taken part in the WIP Films in Progress 36 at the Donostia/San Sebastian Film Festival and Ventana Sur in 2019.
Madiano Marcheti at IFFR
Mother of Gold
Jaci, a woman trying to overcome her past and to reconnect with her son, starts having mysterious dreams after a group of gold prospectors invade the hillside next to the town where she lives. Through dreams, a strange communication between Jaci and the hill itself begins.
The death of a trans woman links three lives in Brazil’s agrarian heartland. An ingenious debut, bursting with visual flair.