Documentary / Fiction, Brazil 2014, 95 minutes
BERLINALE 2014 / Forum
CASTANHA tells the story of João, a 52-year-old actor who lives with his 72-year-old mother, Celina. He spends his time between his night job as a cross-dresser in small gay bars and the roles he portrays in modest plays, movies and TV shows. Tormented and haunted by ghosts from his past, João’s day-to-day life starts to merge with the reality in which he lives and the fiction he performs.
João Carlos Castanha
Tokyo Filmes in association with Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre, Sandro Fiorin and Gogó Conteúdo Sonoro