Marcelo Gomes Films - Films - I travel because I have to, I come back because I love you
I travel because I have to, I come back because I love you
2009, Director (w/ Karim Ainouz)
José Renato, a 35-year-old geologist, is sent on a fieldtrip to the scrublands of the Sertão, a semi-arid isolated region in the Northeast of Brazil. The goal of his survey is to assess possible routes for a water canal from the region's only voluminous river. As the field trip progresses, we sense that José Renato has something in common with the places he visits: emptiness, a sense of abandonment and isolation. But he presses ahead, continuing the trip in hope that the crossing can somehow transmute his feelings.
Venecia
Prizes and festivals
Venice Film Festival - Orizzonti - Official Selection
Details
Country:
Brazil
Language:
Portuguese
Release date:
September 2009 (Venice Film Festival)
Also known as:
I travel because I have to, I come back because I love you
Locations:
Bahia, Cerara, Pernambuco, Paraiba
Credits
Production Co.:
Daniela Capelato, REC Produtores
Technical specs
Runtime:
76 min.
Sound mix:
Dolby Digital
Color:
Color
2017, Director
Brazil, 18th century. The colony of Portugal endures a decline in gold production. A Portuguese minority rules over a corrupt and autocratic society. Joaquim is an efficient soldier, famous for capturing gold smugglers. While waiting for his promotion to Lieutenant, he leaves for a risky mission in search of new gold mines - the only way to buy the freedom of Blackie, a slave he is in love with. Inspired by the true story of Tiradentes, the first leader of the Brazilian revolutionary movement.
Berlín
2013, Director (w/ Cao Guimaraes)
Juvenal is a metro driver from Belo Horizonte. Margo, a station controller. Both live in a state of complete solitude --each in a particular way. Juvenal refuses to be alone and strolls through the streets of this metropolis taking comfort by mingling with the anonimous crowd. Margo seeks relief in the virtual world of social networks where she struggles to establish long lasting relations with real persons.
Berlín
2012, Director
The film portrays Veronica, fresh out of Medical School, born and raised in Recife. Veronica is undergoing a crucial time in her life, a period full of doubts: about her professional choice, her most intimate bondings and her ability to cope with the adult life that lies ahead. Once Upon a Time was I, Veronica is a fairy-tale in reverse. There are no fairy godmothers, no weddings, no dreams. It is a story that reveals itself through adventures, misfortunes, desires and songs.
2005, Director
1942 in the middle of Northeastern Brazil, two very different men meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought.
Cannes