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Director
Clάudio Assis

Filmography
2001 Texas Hotel (short)
2003 Amarelo Manga/Yellow Mango
2006 Baixio das Bestas/Bog of Beasts

Biography
He was born in Caruaru, Brazil. He began his work as an actor in a theater group and then he became involved in the cine-club movement, participating in the setting up of cine-clubs in numerous university departments together with local community organizations. In 1993 he produced his second short film, Soneto do Desmantelo Blue, about the Brazilian poet Carlos Penna Filho. Alongside his work as a director, he took on the production of a series of short films and documentaries from a new generation of Brazilian directors.With his first feature film, Yellow Mango, he got the public and critics on his side and won awards like the C.I.A.E. at Berlin FF and the Coup de Coeur at the Toulouse FF. Yellow Mango also screened at the 47th Thessaloniki IFF in 2006.

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Bog of Beasts / Clάudio Assis

Somewhere in rural Brazil, in a poor village in the middle of the sugar plantations, a young girl lives with her grandfather. Devoid of any affection and warmth, she spends her days as a house slave. The evenings are no better. Her brutal grandfather shows her off naked behind the filling station to local and passing machos, who gratify themselves while looking at her body. The only interest she gets, albeit dubious, comes from the young man who is digging a cesspit beside her grandfather’s house...


Director:Clάudio Assis
Script:Cláudio Assis
Cinematography:Walter Carvalho
Editing:Karen Harley
Sound:Louis Robin
Music:Pupillo
Art Direction:Renata Pinheiro
Costumes:Joana Gatis
With:Mariah Teixeira (Auxiliadora), Fernando Teixeira (Heitor), Caio Blat (Cícero), Matheus Nachtergaele (Everardo), Dira Paes (Bela), Irandhir Santos (Maninho)
Producer:Julia Morales, Cláudio Assis
Production:Parabólica Brasil
Production Country:Brazil
Format:35mm, Color
Duration:82'
Production Year:2006
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 23:30
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 13:30
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