VazanteForced to marry a slave trader, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece. Upon returning from a trading expedition, Antonio discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined to a decadent but desolate property in the company of his aging mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his wife's young niece, Beatriz. Separated from her family and left alone on the rugged farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, Beatriz finds solace in the displaced and oppressed inhabitants around her. Exploring the fraught intersection of feminism, colonialism, and race that has persisted across centuries and continents, VAZANTE is a haunting and stunning solo directorial debut from Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas.Keywords:
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Critic Reviews of "Vazante"Detroit NewsApril 06, 2018
An epic of desperation, clotted emotions, racism and innocence destroyed, "Vazante" is chillingly beautiful and thoroughly awful, stuffed with grief and tragedy while wrestling with the dynamics of power.Chicago TribuneFebruary 01, 2018
Any director this far along in developing an assured visual style truly is a director to watch.Los Angeles TimesJanuary 25, 2018
At its center is a dramatist's purest of wishes: to capture the interiority of people in dire circumstances, to make us see what they see and feel what they feel.San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 24, 2018
The ending has a feeling of inevitability but is nonetheless shocking, a tragedy resulting from an original sin that haunts, and will continue to haunt.Washington PostJanuary 23, 2018
Every frame of Inti Briones's starkly gorgeous black-and-white cinematography ... hints at an inherent contradiction, either visually, in the narrative or in its larger themes.RogerEbert.comJanuary 12, 2018
The languidly-paced picture has a staggering array of beautiful images and vistas.Film ThreatMay 07, 2018
Under the supervision of Linha de Passe co-director Daniela Thomas, this emotionally wrenching period drama is culturally and historically valuable.Eye for FilmMay 04, 2018
Visually absorbing and narratively compelling, Vazante is a character study that uses uncomfortable intimacies to address expansive human concerns.eFilmCritic.comApril 20, 2018
There are memes about white people tears, too, though the movie's final scream of horror might actually be funnier than any of them.Capital Times (Madison, WI)March 19, 2018
It can test the patience of a viewer. But the beauty of the images and the underlying power of the story, especially when Beatriz begins to emerge as the focus of the film, make Vazante an immersive watch.NewcityFebruary 02, 2018
Every composition, each image of her epic endeavor, especially in close-ups, comprise sensual, atmospheric marvels.Mark Reviews MoviesFebruary 01, 2018
There is no way that the story of Vazante ... could end well. The genuine shock is how badly and horrifically it does end for all of these characters.
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