socrates brazil film

Socrates

"A great and sensitive debut film. A mirror to the youth in Brazil and all over the world"
Fernando Mereilles
Director - City of God


Winner - 17 International Festivals

Drama - 2018 - Brazil

 

A gay teenager comes of age in a desperate situation in this audacious and elegant debut made on a shoestring.

 

After his mother’s sudden death,Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paul’s coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point.

Director:

Alexandre Moratto

Writers:

Thayná Mantesso, Alexandre Moratto

Stars:

Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji, Caio Martinez Pacheco.

1 hr 11 mins

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Rating - 7.2

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Rating - 89%

Brazilian-American film-maker Alexandre Moratto makes a bold feature debut with Socrates, a very personal, good-looking film resourcefully made on a micro-budget..plenty of glossier and more finished films don’t have its beating compassionate heart.

Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian