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Samuel and the light

by Vinícius Girnys, Brazil, 2023, 71' Greek Premiere

Samuel lives in Ponta Negra, a small village on the coast of Paraty, Brazil. At first, the idyllic daily life that follows the rhythm of nature and the development of the boy’s identity set the tone of the film. We accompany the boy and his family for six years. Gradually, a more complex reality emerges, with its contradictions between modernity and tradition, nature and technology. The arrival of electricity and tourism in the village crystallises the deconstruction of an idealised paradise and draws a portrait of contemporary Brazil.

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