Castanha / Castanha

A film by Davi Pretto

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)

Co-presented by OUTsider Film & Arts Festival



Brazil, Drama/Documentary/Mixed-Genre, 2014
95 min, Digital, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

João is a 52-year-old actor who lives with his 72-year-old mother, Celina. He spends his time between his work at night as a cross-dresser in small gay bars and the roles he portrays in modest plays, movies and TV shows. Tormented and haunted by ghosts from his past, João’s day-to-day life starts to merge with the reality in which he lives and the fiction he is interpreting.

Texas Premiere,!castanha/c2291

About the director

- DirectorBorn in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1988, Davi Pretto’s short films have been screened at various festivals around the world such as Stockholm, Huelva, Montevideo, Tiradentes, and others. His first feature film CASTANHA won the financial support of Fumproarte Porto Alegre and had its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.



Producer: Paola Wink, Sandro Fiorin
Production Companies: Tokyo Filmes, Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre, Gogó Conteúdo Sonoro
Screenwriter: Davi Pretto
Cinematographer: Glauco Firpo
Editor: Bruno Carboni
Sound Design: Tiago Bello, Tomaz Borges, Fernando Efron, Marco Lopes, Augusto Stern
Music: Diego Poloni
Cast: João Carlos Castanha, Celina Castanha, Zé Adão Barbosa, Francisco Jairo da Silva, Gabriel Nunes, Lauro Ramalho

Print Source: FiGa Films,