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Mutum

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GLOBAL LENS 2009

GETTING HOME
Zhang Yang, China, 2007

I AM FROM TITOV VELES
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

MUTUM (EDU)
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

MY TIME WILL COME
Víctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

THE PHOTOGRAPH
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

POSSIBLE LIVES Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina,2006

SLEEPWALKING LAND
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS
Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008

THOSE THREE (EDU)
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU)
Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

 
 

Mutum
A film by Sandra Kogut

Portuguese, with subtitles in English
Brazil, 2007 (86 minutes)

Synopsis
Thiago is a sensitive and imaginative boy living on a small, hardscrabble farm in a remote region of Brazil. His life is filled not only with curiosity and youthful discovery, but also the reality of his parent's unhappy marriage and his father's abuse — all of which are one day changed by a chance encounter and unexpected gift. Director Sandra Kogut, in her poetic adaptation of the Brazilian short story Campo Geral, focuses on minute details of rural life to tell a bittersweet story of one boy's coming-of-age amidst events both great and small.

About the Director
Sandra Kogut was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1965. She began her career creating performance pieces and installations in Brazil, France and the United States. Her short films have won numerous awards at festivals worldwide and her work has been featured in many venues throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Harvard Film Archive and the Forum des Images. Mutum is her first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Thiago
Felipe
Father
Mother
Uncle Terez
Rosa
Grandmother Izidra
Man of the City

Thiago Da Silva Mariz
Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso
João Miguel
Izadora Cristiani Fernandes Silveira
Rômulo Romeo Garcia Braga
Paula Regina Sampaio Da Silva
Maria Das Graças Leal De Macedo
Eduardo Da Luz Moreira

Crew

 

Director
Writers
Producers
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound

 

Sandra Kogut
Ana Luiza Martins Costa, Sandra Kogut
Flávio R. Tambellini, Laurent Lavolé, Isabelle Pragier
Mauro Pinheiro Jr.
Sérgio Mekler
Márcio Câmara

 
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