Not Rated | 1h 11min | Drama | 26 September 2019 (Brazil)
After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of Sxc3xa3o Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.
Deeply moving and totally convincing film. We follow the protagonist from very close which makes us viewers pulled into the story. Impressive acting by the young Christian Malheiros (debut)! Teen Socrates has to make a life on his own, when suddenly his mother dies. No-one wants to help him with a safe place to stay and sleep, unless he pays, but he really can’t find much work as a minor. And in an environment where identity is taboo, things are even tougher. Between despair and youthful energy, he tries his best. While being faced with bureaucracy and other people’s cowardice, and fighting for survival and freedom (and love), he still needs to find a way to cope with his mourning. All this makes him grow up very quickly, and even though still being just a teenager and having weak moments, he seems sometimes more mature than many adults he meets. Intense and deeply human picture. Also remarkable about this very well made low budget film project : made together with street youth from the favelas.
Director: Alexandre Moratto
Writers: Thaynxc3xa1 Mantesso, Alexandre Moratto (as Alex Moratto)
Stars: Andrielly De Melo Chaves, Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji
Release Date: 26 September 2019 (Brazil)
Also Known As: Socrates
Filming Locations: Santos, Sxc3xa3o Paulo, Brazil