Location: Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater
Mars One (Marte Um)
(Gabriel Martins, 2022, 115 min, Brazil, Portuguese w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)
-- Introduced by Prof. Gustavo Furtado (Romance Studies, Duke)
The Martins are optimistic dreamers, quietly leading their lives on the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing election of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of her son Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home.
“The hopeful vibe and warmth with which Martins tells his story and the strong bond of the four actors at its center cement the film as a real crowd-pleaser.” – Marya E. Gates, RogerEbert.com
“A vivid, winningly acted ensemble piece. . .” – Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
— Preceded by the short film, Bestia (Hugo Covarrubias, 2021, 15min, Chile, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color).
Based on true events, Bestia explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.
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Contact: Hank Okazaki
Sponsor: UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Co-Sponsors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Duke Cinematic Arts