Samuel And The Light

  • France | 2023 | Portuguese | 72'| Colour
  • Original Title: Samuel E A Luz
  • Director: Vinícius Girnys
  • Producer: Philippe Aussel, Fernando Pereira dos Santos, Maurane Cugny , Cindy Cornic, Julia Alves
  • Screenplay: Vinícius Girnys
  • DoP: Pedro Cortese
  • Cinematographer: Pedro Cortese, Chico Bahia, Olívia Pedroso, Vinícius Girnys, Emilia Mello
  • Editor: Tom Laterza, Vinícius Girnys, Gabriela Baraúna
  • Cast: Sueli Ramos, Eliseu dos Remédios, Samuel Ramos dos Remédios, Marissol Ramos Almeida, Charles Ramos Nascimento, Julia Ramos, Daniela Ramos


São Paulo International Film Festival 2023

Visions Du Réel, 2023

Synopsis: Samuel lives in Ponta Negra, a small town on the coast of Paraty, Brazil. At first, the idyllic daily life following the rhythm of nature and the development of the boy's identity set the tone of the film. We follow the boy and his family for six years. Little by little, a more complex reality and its contradictions emerge, between modernity and tradition, nature and technology, drawing a portrait of contemporary Brazil. The arrival of electricity and tourism to the town crystallizes the deconstruction of an idealized paradise.

Directors Bio: Vinícius Girnys is a 34-year-old film director. His short films have been screened at various international festivals. "Samuel and the light" is his first feature film, completed in March 2023. It premiered in April at Visions du Réel (Nyon), in May at Hot Docs (Toronto) and in June at FICG (Guadalajara), all in official competition. At FICG "Samuel and the light" received the FEISAL Award for Best Film and the Best Ibero-American Documentary Feature Award, an Academy Awards Oscars 2024 qualifier price.

Sales Agent: Vinícius Girnys

Coming of Age | Social
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