Brazilian Film Festival: Pacarrete

Film Program

Brazilian Film Festival: Pacarrete

Allan Deberton
Organized by the Embassy of Brazil in Beirut, Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center (Brasiliban), and Metropolis Cinema

Tuesday 19 July, 20:30 to 22.30

In Portuguese, with English subtitles
Free admission, mandatory online reservation

Directed by Allan Deberton, 2019
97’, Brazil

Cast: Marcelia Cartaxo, João Miguel, Soia Lira, Samya De Lavor, Zezita Matos
Screenplay: Allan Deberton, Samuel Brasileiro, Natália Maia, Andre Araujo
Director of photography: Beto Martins
Editing: Joana Collier
Music: Fred Silveira   

Pacarrete (directed by Allan Deberton) - An eccentric old woman dances to the beat of her own drum in Allan Deberton’s poignant debut feature. Pacarrete (the sublime Marcelia Cartaxo), a former ballet dancer who lives in northeast Brazil, decides to dust off her tutu slip and her ballet slippers to perform a classic dance for her city’s 200th anniversary celebration, whether the townspeople want it or not. A broad comedy turns increasingly contemplative as the true nature of Pacarrete’s daily life becomes apparent.

All films are with English subtitles

Entrance is free | reservations can be made here