By Gabriel MASCARO


Drama - Completed 2015

Iremar and his makeshift family travel through Northeast Brazil taking care of bulls at the Vaquejadas, a Brazilian rodeo. But the region's booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions and filled Iremar's mind with dreams of pattern cutting and exquisite fabrics...

& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2015
Orizzonti Special Orizzonti Jury Prize
Toronto - TIFF 2015
BFI London FF 2015
Warsaw FF 2015
Int'l Competition Warsaw Grand Prix
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2015
Screen International Critic's Chioce
Ventana Sur 2015
Latam Screenings
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gabriel MASCARO
    • Writer(s)
    • Gabriel MASCARO
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/7A52-FDF2-36B6-4A4A-42E7-M
    • Producer(s)
    • Rachel DAISY (DESVIA), Sandino SARAVIA VINAY (MALBICHO CINE), Marleen SLOT (Viking Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a rodeo in the north east of Brazil where two men on horseback try bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural ‘Vaqueiro’ feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls.
      Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show which he shares with his co-workers; Galega, an exotic dancer, truck driver and mother to her spirited and cheeky daughter Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bull pen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family.
      But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region's booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles his latest sexy fashion designs…