"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.