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Socrates

  • 71 min
  • World Fiction
  • Portuguese
  • Brazil
  • 2018
In Alex Moratto’s captivating directorial debut, a 15-year-old boy in São Paulo is forced to live on his own after his mother’s death. The search for a job, and dealing with his own sexual awakening, proves to be a lot to handle.
About The Film

Socrates is a 15-year-old boy wise beyond his years. His life in São Paulo becomes much harder after he finds his mother lying dead in her bed. After being promised that he will be able to collect his mother’s ashes once her cause of death is determined, he tries to continue making a life of his own. Deep in debt and needing a job just to make the rent, Socrates faces struggles he had never previously experienced. Upon landing a small job, he becomes smitten with a troubled boy and a romance begins.

First-time director Alex Moratto beautifully helms the film, which was co-written, produced and acted by a team of at-risk teenagers from low-income communities in Brazil. The result is a story about love, sacrifice and resilience.

- Cristhian Barron, Associate Programmer

Q&A with cast and crew will immediately follow this screening, schedules permitting.

Director
  • Alex Moratto
Producers
  • Tammy Weiss
  • Ramin Bahrani
  • Alex Moratto
  • Jefferson Paulino
Starring
  • Christian Malheiros
  • Tales Ordakji
  • Rosane Paulo
  • Caio Martinez Pacheco
  • Jayme Rodrigues
Screenwriters
  • Alex Moratto
  • Thayna Mantesso
Production Companies
  • Quero Filmes
  • Instituto Quero
Cinematographer
  • Joao Gabriel de Queiroz
Editors
  • Alex Moratto
  • Sabine Hoffman

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