José Araújo

AS TENTAÇÕES DO IRMÃO SEBASTIÃO (Die Versuchungen des Bruders Sebastian)

In 2030 the planet is devastated by war and pollution. Brother Sebastian, a novice in a congregation whose rules syncretise the Christianity of martyrdom and the messianic beliefs of Northeastern Brazil, is preparing his ordination. But he is haunted by doubt, the shame of having been sexually abused as a child, and his guilty desire for an androgynous friar. He confesses himself to Father Sanctus, the founder of the order, whom he considers his saviour.

Brazil 2005
Regie: José Araújo
150 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
Festival: Weltpremiere Fribourg 06; In Anwesenheit von José Araújo; In Kooperation mit Kino Otok-Isola Cinema und dem Österr. Lateinamerika-Institut/Sektion Tirol read more


O SERTÃO DAS MEMÓRIAS interweaves reality and fiction, mythology and religion to a portrait of the region Sertão, whose inhabitants are among Brazil’s poorest. Maria, a female reincarnation of the savior, encounters the hardworking man Antero, who descends from a lineage of prophets and anticipates the biblical apocalypse. Both are protagonists of a revolution of the strong and dignified people of Sertão who are trying to put an end to the terror regime of the poly-headed dragon.

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