Marcelo is a cowboy in the Brazilian pampa. His loves his simple life and the land that feeds him. One night a hundred of his employer’s cattle are stolen at gunpoint while he’s in charge. After this, nothing is the same for Marcelo, who gives up his job. Luckily, his friends and passion guide him to a new profession: rodeo master of ceremonies. The latest work by Helvécio Marins (Swirl) pays homage not only to cowboy culture but also to the solidarity of Brazil’s rural community.

Playing as part of Veredas: A Generation of Brazilian Filmmakers, December 6-11. See showtimes & get tickets.