Brazilian Drama ‘Vazante’ Is An Assured Debut From Daniela Thomas [Review]

Brazilian Drama ‘Vazante’ Is An Assured Debut From Daniela Thomas [Review]
Adriano Carvalho and Luana Nastas, VanzanteBrazilian Drama ‘Vazante’ Is An Assured Debut From Daniela Thomas [Review]

With rewards for patient viewers, Daniela Thomas‘ solo directorial debut is a spare, solemn drama filmed in black-and-white long takes that allow audiences to dwell in her characters’ plights with them. Set in Brazil in 1821, “Vazante” (“The Surge“) explores the roles that gender and race played in the colonial era in the South American country, with only the ruling white men having real power and agency.


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