- 109 min.
- Year of Production:
- Leandro Faria Lelo
Allan Jacinto Santana
- Production Company:
- Panaceia Filmes
- Berlinale Section:
- Berlinale Category:
- Feature Film
The area around Catalan in Brazil’s state of Goiás is dry, very dry. Sandro’s life here is somewhat monotonous. He works in a fertiliser factory, goes swimming and spends his evenings doing jigsaw puzzles of landscapes. Sandro has a purely sexual relationship with his colleague Ricardo. He always seems to be a bit of an outsider, not comfortable in his own skin, not really belonging. When Maicon, a
man straight out of a Tom-of-Finland illustration, shows up in their small town and flirts with Ricardo, Sandro’s burgeoning feelings of jealousy set a change in motion.
The sober images of Sandro’s working environment, trade union meetings and cigarette breaks are in stark contrast to his dreamlike sex fantasies. These tableaux vivant-like scenes feature people in leather and latex and fetishistic images of chrome-plated motorcycles.
The film’s blend of sobriety and artificial exaggeration, as well as its witty use of contradictory music and slow dissolves, makes it feel like a hot, dusty summer, adorned with male bodies full of passion and sexual desire.
BIOGRAFIE Daniel Nolasco
Born in Catalão, Brazil, the director studied film and audiovisual media at the Universidade Federal Fluminense and history at the Universidade Federal de Goiás. After making several short films, he directed his first feature-length documentary Paulistas which premiered at DOK Leipzig. Vento Seco is his debut feature film.
FILMOGRAFIE Daniel Nolasco (selection)
2020 Vento Seco 2019 Mr. Leather 2017 Netuno 2017 Paulistas