ARABY (Arábia)

(Brazil/2017—directed by João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa) 

Teenager Andre lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an aluminum factory. When a worker named Cristiano suffers an accident, Andre agrees to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up personal items, where he stumbles across a notebook; at that moment this smart new movie actually begins — or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, he’s plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, his adventures, his loves.

Delicately written and unpredictable, Araby begins as a fable-like road movie about one young man who begins a journey in hopes of improving his life; it soon blossoms into a thoughtful, universal look at the possibilities of meaningful work in a flawed world. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (98 mins.)  

“A wonder. Sets a high bar for world cinema in 2017. Engrossing, moving, and marked by boundless humanism and insight.” -Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter 


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