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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

Seven Years in May Affonso Uchôa

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Sete anos em Maio

Made before Jair Bolsonaro rose to power, Seven Years in May is a sadly prophetic political fable; it is a poetic hybrid work whose highlight the words of Brazil’s underclass. Director Affonso Uchôa films his co-writer, Rafael dos Santos Rocha, as he recounts the traumatic event that changed his life seven years earlier: the police abducted and brutalized him with impunity, forcing him to flee far from home. Sitting by a fire and sharing his experience with a stranger who was also a victim of violence, his story becomes that of an entire nation crushed by misery and police corruption, while finding the strength to resist in the spoken word.

Seven Years in May

  • Country : Brazil, Argentina
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Portuguese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 42 MIN
  • Cinematography : Lucas Barbi, Rodrigo Beetz
  • Editing : João Dumans
  • Production : Affonso Uchôa, Camila Bahia, Jerónimo Quevedo, Victoria Marotta
  • Sound Design : Adrian Rodriguez, Marcela Santos, Bruno Vasconcelos
Filmography of Affonso Uchôa :

Afternoon Woman (2010)
The Hidden Tiger (2014)
Araby (2017)

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