Gabriel Mascaro

2008 KFZ-1348 (doc)
2009 High-Rise (doc)
2010 The Adventures of Paulo Bruscky (short doc)
2010 Defiant Brasilia (doc)
2012 Ebb & Flow (short doc)
2012 Housemaids (doc)
2014 Ventos de Agosto/August Winds

He was born in 1983, in Recife, Brazil, where he still resides and works. Spanning cinema and the visual arts, his work has been shown at the Guggenheim, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the MoMA Documentary Fortnight, the Athens and the São Paulo Biennale. He has written and directed four feature documentaries and two shorts that have screened at major international film festivals. His work challenges the line between documentary and fiction and explores the negotiation of power relationships in their most diverse forms.

Open Horizons

Neon Bull / Gabriel Mascaro

Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a rodeo in the northeast of Brazil, where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural Vaqueiro, feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, which he shares with his co-workers; Galega, an exotic dancer, the truck driver and mother to the young and spirited Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bullpen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region’s booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics, as he mentally assembles elaborate new fashion designs...

Director:Gabriel Mascaro
Script:Gabriel Mascaro
Cinematography:Diego Garcia
Editing:Fernando Epstein, Eduardo Serrano
Sound:Fabian Oliver, Mauricio d’Orey, Vincent Sinceretti
Music:Otávio Santos, Cláudio N & Carlos Montenegro
Costumes:Flora Rabello
With:Juliano Cazarré (Iremar), Aline Santana (Cacá), Carlos Pessoa (Zé), Maeve Jinkings (Galega)
World Sales:Artscope (Memento Films International) T. +33 1 5334 9020
Production Design:Maíra Mesquita
Producer:Rachel Ellis
Production:Desvia produções, Brazil Τ.+55 81 9236 9287
Production Country:Brazil
Co-production:Malbicho Cine (Uruguay), Viking Film (The Netherlands)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
“Horizons” Award (Special Jury Prize) – Venice IFF 2015, Italy
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 15:30 | ID:264
JOHN CASSAVETES:Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 22:30 | ID:657