A film by Daniel Barosa
This film was screened as a part of the 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22)
This feature was preceded by the short film San Miguel
Brazil/Argentina, Drama/Coming of Age, 2018
83 min, Color
Portuguese, Spanish with English subtitles
Beatriz is a teenager from Argentina that, after her mother’s death, finds herself moving to Brazil to an absent father. In a concert, she meets Rogério, a musician in his late 30’s, struggling under the shadow of his grandfather’s successful musical heritage. Shot in a mix of old 16mm, S16mm and digital, BONI BONITA is a romance modeled by mystery and conducted like Rogério’s failed compositions: running in circles in search of perfection, but at each cycle, becoming more deformed.
A graduate from the Universidad del Cine in Argentina, Daniel Barosa currently lives in his hometown São Paulo, Brazil, where he directs music videos and documentaries. He directed the musical doc GRU-PDX and the awarded short A TENISTA which screened in Rotterdam, BFI London, Slamdance, and over 40 festivals worldwide. BONI BONITA is his first fiction feature film.
Producer: Nikolas Maciel, Daniel Werner, João Segall
Production Companies: Nimboo’s, Werner Cine, Urano Films
Screenwriter: Daniel Barosa
Cinematographer: André Dip, Caio Pedron
Editor: Alejo Santos
Sound Design: Nahuel Palenque
Cast: Ailín Salas, Caco Ciocler
Print Source: Daniel Barosa, firstname.lastname@example.org