CHARCOAL (CARVÃO)

US Premiere


MIND THE GAP | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | WORLD

Brazil, Argentina 2022, 107 min, Director: Carolina Markowicz

Writer-director Carolina Markowicz’s evocative feature debut is the kind of film that makes you love cinema more than ever. Irene (Maeve Jinkings, Aquarius, MVFF39), her husband Jairo (Rômulo Braga, Blue Blood, MVFF38), and their son live in Brazil’s rural outskirts and work in a small backyard charcoal factory. That simple, quiet life changes when the family allows treacherous nurse Juracy (Aline Marta, Memory House) to use their house as a hideaway for fugitive drug lord Miguel (César Bordón, Wild Tales). This dry satire poignantly depicts a society full of contradictions, in which religion, faith, life, and death all become entwined in flexible moral dilemmas. The utterly fearless ensemble delivers astonishing performances, and the sharp direction confirms Markowicz as a talent to watch. —João Federici

In Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles

GUESTS EXPECTED: director Carolina Markowicz, actress Maeve Jinkings

El evocador debut cinematográfico de la guionista y directora Carolina Markowicz es el tipo de película que te hace amar el cine más que nunca. Irene (Maeve Jinkings, Aquarius, MVFF39), su esposo Jairo (Rômulo Braga, Blue Blood, MVFF38) y su hijo viven en una remota zona rural de Brasil y trabajan en una pequeña fábrica de carbón. Esa vida simple y tranquila cambia cuando la familia permite que la enfermera Juracy (Aline Marta, Memory House) use su casa como escondite para el narcotraficante fugitivo Miguel (César Bordón, Wild Tales). Esta mordaz sátira describe conmovedoramente una sociedad llena de contradicciones, en la que la religión, la fe, la vida y la muerte se entrelazan en dilemas morales. El valiente reparto ofrece actuaciones extraordinarias, y la ingeniosa dirección confirma a Markowicz como un talento a seguir con atención

En portugués brasileño y español con subtítulos en inglés

Traducido por Isabel Fondevila

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Showtimes

In-Person


7:00 PM — Sequoia 1

4:00 PM — BAMPFA

4:00 PM — Roxie Theater

Director

São Paulo, Brazil-based filmmaker Carolina Markowicz began her career making short films, including award-winners 69-LUZ SQUARE (2007), TATUAPÉ MAHAL TOWER (2014), and THE ORPHAN (2018). In 2015, she took part in the TIFF Film Lab and she was part of Berlinale’s Talents Buenos Aires in 2016. In 2019, she was one of the co-creators of a Brazilian TV series, NOBODY’S LOOKING. She is currently in postproduction on her second feature, TOLL.

Film Info

countries:

Year:

2022

Running Time:

107

Languages:

Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish

Director:

Carolina Markowicz

Producers:

Zita Carvalhosa, Karen Castanho, Alejandro Israel

Cinematographers:

Pepe Mendes

Writers:

Carolina Markowicz

Cast:

Maeve Jinkings, Rômulo Braga

sections:

Subtitles:

English