A film by Gabriel Mascaro
Official Selection, 2016 New Directors/New Films Horizons (Orizzonti) Special Jury Prize, 2015 Venice Film Festival Official Selection, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
The film is a study of the body, light and the transformation of the human landscape.
6/17 – 7pm & 9pm
6/19 – 7pm
6/20 – 7pm
6/21 – 7pm
6/22 – 7pm
A rodeo movie unlike any other, Gabriel Mascaro’s Venice and Toronto prize-winning Neon Bulltracks handsome cowboy Iremar (Juliano Cazarré) as he travels around to work at vaquejadarodeos, a Brazilian variation on the sport in which two men on horseback attempt to bring a bull down by its tail.
“Unforgettable … Neon Bullexudes hormones from every pore.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer, creating flamboyant outfits for his co-worker, single mother Galega (Maeve Jinkings). Along with Galega’s daughter Cacá and a bullpen worker named Zé, these complex characters, drawn with tremendous compassion and not an ounce of condescension, make up an unorthodox family, on the move across the northeast Brazilian countryside. Sensitive to matters of gender and class, and culminating in one of the most audacious and memorable sex scenes in recent memory, Neon Bull is a quietly affirming exploration of desire and labor, a humane and sensual study of bodies at work and at play. (Dir. by Gabriel Mascaro, 2015, Brazil, in Portuguese with subtitles, 101 mins., Not Rated)