New Directors Competition
In the wake of years lost to the strains of her father’s care, Catherine feels suffocated by the contrast between her feelings and real life. She escapes to Brazil, hoping to reconnect with her sister . Finally unburdened, yet still unable to overcome her anxiety, she stumbles into an improbable relationship with an attractive young man. Gil represents a second chance to experience the life she could have lived, had things been different. Determined to start over, Catherine must decide whether to see her reinvention through to a violent and irrevocable conclusion. Based on the homonymous novel of the French writer Jean-Christophe Rufin.
Presented at the Critics Week of Venice International Film Festival.
PETRA BELAS ARTES SALA 2 - LEON CAKOFF
ESPAÇO ITAÚ DE CINEMA - AUGUSTA SALA 3
ESPAÇO ITAÚ DE CINEMA - FREI CANECA 4
Joana Collier, Agnieszka Liggett
Edson Secco, Danilo Carvalho
Marina Foïs, Maicon Rodrigues, Anna Mouglalis, Bruno Garcia, Allan Souza Lima, Buda Lira
Alex Carvalho, Sven Schnell, Julie Vies
N Filmes, Cinenovo, Sancinema, High Sea
Born in Recife, Brazil, in 1973. He moved to London to pursue a master’s in film at Central Saint Martins and study direction at the National Film and Television School. Carvalho worked for BBC, New York Times, HBO and Netflix. He made, among others, the short films Caixa de Sapato (2008) and Fallout (2013). Salamander is his first feature film.