Waiting for the Carnival
  • Year2019
  • Duration86 min

The small village of Toritama is a microcosm of relentless capitalism. Each year, more than 20-million pairs of jeans are produced in make-shift factories. The locals work non-stop hours, proud to be the masters of their own time. During Carnival - the only leisure moment of the year -, they transgress the logic of accumulation of goods, sell their belongings without regret and flee to the beaches in search of ephemeral happiness. When Ash Wednesday arrives, a new work cycle begins.

  • Director(s): Marcelo Gomes
  • Producer(s): Nara Aragão , João Vieira Jr. , Ernesto Soto
  • Country: Brazil
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere