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Private Desert

Directed by Aly Muritiba
2021
Brazil, Portugal
120 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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A provocative exploration of masculinity and loneliness from Brazil’s hottest new director, Aly Muritiba. Audience Award, Venice, 2021.
Following an act of police violence, burned-out cop Daniel (Antonio Saboia, Bacurau, SFF 2019) is suspended. With little to do but lay low, he finds solace in online hook-ups and a sexting connection with ‘Sara’. But before Daniel has the chance to learn more about his crush – and right after he has sent a naked selfie – he is suddenly ghosted. Daniel heads north to track Sara down, travelling from town to town asking locals if they know or recognise her. An enigmatic stranger offers to help, but only under strict and mysterious conditions... Violent and tender by turns, Muritiba’s curious love affair paints a vivid portrait of the soul of today’s Brazil – one fought for by conservative and progressive forces.
A film where everything clicks and not a single moment is wasted.
International Cinephile Society
…achingly beautiful – and incredibly erotic.
Manuel Betancourt, Variety

Tickets

Wed 8 Jun
8:30pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Sun 12 Jun
8:45pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 3
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
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Original Title
Deserto Particular
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Brazil, Portugal
Language
In Portuguese with English subtitles
Director
Aly Muritiba
Producer
Antonio Gonçalves Junior, Luís Galvão Teles, Gonçalo Galvão Teles, Aly Muritiba
Cast
Antonio Saboia, Pedro Fasanaro, Thomas Aquino
Screenwriter
Aly Muritiba, Henrique Dos Santos
Cinematographer
Luis Armando Arteaga
Editor
Patricia Saramago
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Gender & Sexuality, Festival Award Winners, Central & South America, LGBTQIA+ Films
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Intramovies
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