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Film Info
Noites do sertão

Film Information

Exhibition Title Noites do sertão
Original Title Noites do sertão
English Title Nights of Sertão
Director Carlos Prates
Year 1983
Format Betacam
Colour Color
Duration 73'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Cristina Aché, Débora Bloch, Carlos Kroeber, Tony Ramos, Sura Berditchevsky
  • Dirección / Director: Carlos Prates
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Carlos Prates
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: José Tadeu Ribeiro
  • Edición / Editing: Idê Lacreta, Amaury Alves
  • Producción / Producer: Helvecio Ratton, Tarcísio Vidigal
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Sertaneja de Cinema, Grupo Novo
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Belo Horizonte in the 50’s. Abandoned by Irvino, who ran away with another woman, beautiful fragile Lalinha moves into the Buriti Bom ranch with her two sisters-in-law and her father-in-law, a widower. She finds comfort in the love of her in-laws and slowly gets to know the locals. Veterinarian Miguel comes to vaccinate the cattle, causing young Gloria to sigh with love for him. After he leaves, an unexpected lustful plot begins. Prates managed to transport all the sensuality in João Guimarães Rosa’s great novel Buriti up to the screen, and turned the images and dialogues of that subtle study on men and women into pure cinema –and music, with a remarkable soundtrack by Tavinho Moura. From insomnia to death, from jealousy to dreams, from intertwined passions to crying tears, the thousand ways of love (platonic, sexual, parental, friendship…) Lalinha experiences on her path all shape up a collective melodrama that is as powerful as it is elegant.

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