30.09. - 09.10.2021

Neon Bull Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands 2015 | 101 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Gabriel Mascaro

GABRIEL MASCARO (*1983) lives and works in Recife. His work ranges from cinema to visual art and has been shown all over the world at festivals and museums. His film August Winds was shown in 2014 at Filmfest Hamburg. Neon Bull is his second feature film.

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Iremar works as a cowboy at the Vaquejada, a traditional form of rodeo, as practised in North-Eastern Brazil: two riders bring down a bull by pulling its tail. It's dirty, exhausting work, but Iremar is a born vaqueiro. His home is the truck he shares with his colleagues. Meanwhile, the textile industry is booming. Iremar dreams of cutting patterns, sequins and materials, which he assembles in his mind to exotic costumes for dancers. Neon Bull allows a unique and very sensual insight into the rodeo circus and the workings of a modern patchwork family.
Original title: Boi Neon
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Portuguese
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Screenplay: Gabriel Mascaro
Cast: Juliano Cazarré, Alyne Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Maeve Jinkings
Producer: Rachel Ellis
Director of Photography: Diego Garcia
Music: Otávio Santos, Cláudio N, Carlos Montenegro
Production Design: Livia de Melo
Editor: Fernando Epstein, Eduardo Serrano
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Artscope - A Label of Memento Films International
Production: Desvia; Malbicho Cine; Viking Film
Contact: Sata Cissokho, Memento Films International:


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