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Vazante (2018)



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Forced to marry a slave trader, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece. Upon returning from a trading expedition, Antonio discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his aging mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his wife's young niece, Beatriz. Separated from her family and left alone on the rugged farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, Beatriz finds solace in the displaced and oppressed inhabitants around her. Exploring the fraught intersection of feminism, colonialism, and race that has persisted across centuries and continents, VAZANTE is a haunting and stunning solo directorial debut from Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas.


Luana Nastas
as Beatriz
Roberto Audio
as Bartholomeu
Sandra Corveloni
as Dona Ondina
Jai Baptista
as Feliciana
Isadora Favero
as Maria Joaquina
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The languidly-paced picture has a staggering array of beautiful images and vistas.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's an austere, pitiless world and might be a near-unbearable, unwatchable one if the director Daniela Thomas didn't hook you early. But she does ...

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

With Vazante, Thomas imagines, convincingly, with Faulknerian reach and density, the details of those lives, what being them might have felt like.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

[A] darkly mysterious period fable.

February 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Transfixing in its formal rigor, impressive craft and striking visual beauty.

February 10, 2017 | Full Review…

It has the aura of a foundation myth-at times beautiful, at time squalid.

January 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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