Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans

Brasil 96 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Andre is a young boy that lives in an industrial neighborhood in Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminium factory. One day he finds a notebook from one of the factory workers, Cristiano. As a fairy tail, the film divides itself, and plunges into Cristiano’s life. And what we see and listen from this point on is the epic story of the latter’s life – a worker’s life whose happiness and sufferings reveal from another point of view the story of Brazilian social and economical development in the last ten years.


Affonso Uchôa

(Brazil, 1984) He has directed several films that screened and won awards at international film festivals, such as his second film A Vizinhança do Tigre (2014). Together with João Dumans he directed Aràbia.

Filmography: Arábia (2017), A Vizinhança do Tigre (2014), Afternoon Woman (2010), Desígnio (curt, 2009)

Affonso Uchôa

João Dumans

He is a screenwriter and director based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has curated and organized several film exhibitions in Brazil and abroad and has published articles in film catalogs and magazines. He co-wrote A cidade onde envelheço (2016, D’A 2017) together with Marília Rocha.


Filmography: Arábia (2017), Everybody Has Its Own Way (curt, 2014)

João Dumans

Film information

Original Title: Araby
Director: Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans
Script: Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans
Contact: Embaúba Filmes
With: Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari, Renata Cabral, Gláudia Vandeveld
Country: Brasil
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 96 min
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2018