Official Selection

Domingo

by Clara Linhart, Fellipe Barbosa
Brazil, France, 2018, 95', color, DCP
Screenplay: Lucas Paraizo
Friday 31 August 2018
11:30 Sala Perla Press, Industry
Sunday 02 September 2018
17:00 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations
Followed by Q&A
Friday 07 September 2018
20:00 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations

screenplay  Lucas Paraizo cinematography
Louise Botkay editing
Waldir Xavier

sound
Pedro Sá Earp production design
Rafael Faustini costumes
Paula Ströher

cast
Ítala Nandi (Laura)
Camila Morgado (Bete)
Augusto Madeira (Nestor)
Martha Nowill (Eliana)
Michael Wahrmann (Eduardo)
Ismael Caneppele (Miguel)
Chay Suede (Mauro)
Silvana Silvia (Ins)

productions 
© 2018 República Pureza Gamarosa Damned Films producers
Marcello Maia
Clara Linhart
Fellipe Barbosa
Yohann Cornu

co-productions
Globo Filmes
Canal Brasil
Arte France Cinéma
con il supporto di
Aide aux cinémas du monde
CNC
Institut franais

January 1st, 2003. As Brazil celebrates President Lula's historic investiture, two middle-class provincial families from Rio Grande do Sul gather in an old, poorly maintained house, around a champagne-fired barbecue, amidst family secrets and frustrations. Sunday (Domingo) could be a day like any other, a sweet and peaceful day. But the changes promised to the Brazilian people by the new president deeply worry Laura, the matriarch, who fears she will see her authority and wealth start to disappear.

 

Filmography

Clara Linhart
2018 Domingo
2018 La Manuela (doc)

Fellipe Barbosa
2018 Domingo
2017 Gabriel e a Montanha (Gabriel and the Mountain)
2014 Casa grande
2011 Laura (doc)
2006 Beijo de sal (Salt Kiss, short)
2005 La muerte es pequeña (short)

"Domingo portrays the fear and uncertainty that came over the Brazilian aristocracy in the wake of Lula's election. It's a film about the economic and moral decadence of the old oligarchy, unaware of its place in a new, transforming country. Domingo could be called ‘Portrait of a Brazilian Family' but its title uses the allegory of the seventh day of the week - the day of rest - to suggest the state in which the characters live. For them, every day is the same and the sense of time is lost, along with their very lives. [...] Domingo doesn't give any answers to all the questions it raises. There is a progressive narrative which points towards a main direction, although it leaves many doors open along the way."
With a degree in social sciences at the PUC-Rio (Pontifícia Universidade Católica) and documentary filmmaking at the FGV-Rio (Fondazione Getulio Vargas), Clara Linhart has worked as an assistant director since 2001 in Brazil (O som ao redor, Casa grande, Gabriel e a Montanha). She has also directed several award-winning shorts and documentaries. Like her first feature film Domingo, her first feature-length documentary, La Manuela, has premiered in 2018.
Fellipe Barbosa (Rio de Janeiro) studied film at Columbia University. His short films La muerte es pequeña (2005) and Beijo de sal (2007) stood out at the festivals of New York, Rio de Janeiro, Aspen, Guadalajara, and Sundance. In 2007, he is among the 25 new talents in independent cinema for Filmmaker Magazine. In 2011, his documentary Laura won the Best Documentary Award at the Hamptons Films Festival, and was selected for Visions du réel and Hot Docs. In 2014, he presented his first feature film, Casa grande, in the official selection of the Rotterdam festival. In 2017, Gabriel e a Montanha, his second feature film, won the Fondation Gan and Révélation France 4 awards at the International Critics' Week at Cannes.

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