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Brazil, 2014

Director: Gregorio Graziosi
Writers:  Gregorio Graziosi, Paolo Gregori  
Producers:  Leonardo Mecchi, Zita Carvalhosa
Cinematographer: André Siqueira Brandão
Editor: Gabriel Vieira De Mello
Cast: Irandhir Santos, Lola Peploe, Julio Andrade, Marku Ribas

A young architect embarking upon his first major project is unexpectedly brought face to face with dark secrets from his ancestral past... During the project's excavation, a clandestine cemetery is unearthed on a plot belonging to João’s family, leaving him grappling with some difficult questions about the means by which his inherited wealth and standing were accrued. Writer-director Gregorio Graziosi uses stark cinematography and dense soundscapes to give palpable presence to the city of São Paulo in this technically striking debut feature about a man compelled to uncover the shadowy truth about his origins. Diana Sanchez, TIFF

Obra...rivets attention by sheer force of look and atmosphere alone.” Dennis Harvey, Variety

Na populosa cidade de São Paulo, um jovem arquiteto envolvido na construção de seu primeiro grande projeto, testemunha a descoberta de um cemitério clandestino no terreno que pertence a seus ancestrais. Questionando seu passado e origens, ele entra em conflito com sua consciência, herança familiar e com a memória da cidade que retorna à superfície.

3:30 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Gregorio Graziosi (b. 1983, Brazil) studied Fine Arts and Film Studies at the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado in São Paulo. His short films have screened at Cannes, Locarno, IDFA and Clermont-Ferrand. Obra premiered at TIFF and won the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Latin American Feature at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.