NEON BULL (Boi Neon)

First show: May 06

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“[NEON BULL] exudes hormones from every pore, sure to seduce many…with the helmer’s gift for frank sexuality and unforgettable imagery.” Peter Debruge, Variety Full review

“Everything in the film is understood to be a subsumed sex act, with actual sex serving as a contextualizing catharsis.Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine Full review

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Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a rodeo in the north east of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural ‘Vaqueiro,’ feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls.

Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, which Iremar shares with his coworkers; Galega, an exotic dancer, the truck driver and mother to the young and spirited Caca, and Ze, his rotund compadre in the bullpen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family.

But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region’s booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles elaborate new fashion designs.

Directed by Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil, 101 min.

Co-presented by Cine+Mas SF.


Cine Mas LogoCine+Más SF contributes to the Bay Area’s active and diverse arts scene through the Latino Film Festival, year-round programming and special events centered on Latino arts- including the visual, performance, and literary arts. The Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of the 20+ countries with which we share a bond. 


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