On this week’s podcast, we’re featuring the new Brazilian film Araby, from directors João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa.
The film is about Andre, a teenager who lives in an industrial area in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. After a local factory worker has an accident on the job, he leaves behind a handwritten journal, which the boy proceeds to read with relish. The film’s narrative then shifts into road-movie mode to recount the worker’s story of journeying across Brazil in search of work.
Araby is now playing here at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with a Q&A taking place this Friday at the 6:45pm screening. The film had its premiere at the 2017 New Directors / New Films festival, where co-directors João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa joined us for a Q&A.
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