Neon Bull
aka Boi neon
First screened in October 2015
Director: Gabriel Mascaro. Cast: Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Alyne Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Vinícius de Oliveira, Josinaldo Alves, Roberto Berindelli, Samya De Lavor, Abigail Pereira. Screenplay: Gabriel Mascaro.

Twitter Capsule: Disarming blend of muscle and tenderness, implying steady surges of violence and desire but refusing any standard route.

VOR:   Somehow manages an approach to its characters and its rare milieu that is at once emphatically sensual and casually de-dramatizing. Fresh, subtle take on gender and class dynamics.



Photo © 2015 Kino Lorber/Desiva Filmes/Malbicho Cine/Viking Films/Canal Brasil

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–


Awards:
Toronto Film Festival: Platform Award (Honorable Mention)

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