Raquel 1:1. BR 2022. Director: Mariana Bastos. Screenplay: Mariana Bastos. 90 min. Feature film. OV w/Eng. sub. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 16.
GERMAN PREMIERE | Filmguest at the cinema: Director Mariana Bastos on 7.10.2022 at DFF Cinema
A MYSTICAL THRILLER DRAMA WITH CRITICISM OF RELIGION AND FEMINIST SUBTEXT
Raquel ventures on a new start with her father: the move to a small Brazilian town brings the religious teenager new friends who familiarize her with the local church. But the deeper she studies the Bible verses in which women are subordinated to men, the more doubts are raised in her mind. Not everyone in the congregation likes it. When her body suddenly shows strange signs, events seem to escalate. The mystical thriller drama explores Raquel’s painful trauma, which is connected with the violent death of her mother, with the use of strong sound design, criticism and feminism. (HA)
Mariana Bastos’ short films have been screened at numerous international film festivals. Her feature film debut, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, was directed together with Esmir Filho. Previously, she worked on the series MARIAS in 2016. In addition, Bastos founded the “Residencia Base”, an artist residency for scriptwriter in Brazil.