MARESIA

2015, Colour, Brazil, First Films World Competition

 

Production Team

Director : Marcos Guttmann

Screenwriter : Marcos Guttmann, Melanie Dimantas, Rafael Cardos D’après/Based on: Barco a Seco de/By: Rubens Figueiredo

Cinematographer : Alexandre Ramos

Cast : Julio Andrade, Vera Holtz, Pietro Bogianchini, Mariana Nunes

Music : Stefano Lentini

Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Katia Machado, Solar Filmes, Rua Arthur Bernardes Filho, 158, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22793-160 (Brésil) solarfilmes@gmail.com / Passaro Films, Rua do Russel 710/402 Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22210-010 (Brésil).


 

Synopsis

Gaspar Dias is an art expert specialized in the work of Emilio Vega, a painter who disappeared 50 years ago. Amid a wave of fakes, new works attributed to the painter appear requiring a certificate of authenticity. Gaspar works in the gallery of Angelina who is experiencing serious problems with her son Humberto. Fascinated by the painter, and charged with writing his biography, Gaspar’s greatest inspiration is swimming in the sea off Copacabana, in the same sea that one day took the life of the impulsive painter, according to the scarce information available. The sea is the one element that links Gaspar and Vega. The unexpected visit of Inácio Cabrera, inquiring about the authenticity of a painting attributed to Vega and who he claims was his friend during his youth, shakes Gaspar’s long-held convictions. Cabrera, like Vega, is a Galician immigrant. The possibility of finally finding someone who would have known Vega forces the expert to question everything about the painter. After all, who is the real Vega?

 

Director

Brazilian filmmaker Marcos Guttmann wrote and directed four short films that were screened in Locarno, Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand among others international festivals and received several awards in Brazilian festivals: Km 0, Vicente, Lapso and On a Roadside. He directs series and documentaries for Brazilian television. MARESIA marks his directorial debut in features.


 

Projections

Tuesday September 1, 2015 - 12:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 10
Wednesday September 2, 2015 - 09:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 10


 

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