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by Gabriel Mascaro


Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a traditional rodeo in the north east of Brazil where two men on horseback try 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 he shares with his co-workers; Galega, an exotic dancer, truck driver and mother to her spirited and cheeky daughter Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bull pen. 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 from 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 his latest sexy fashion designs…

international title: Neon Bull
original title: Boi Neon
country: Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Gabriel Mascaro
film run: 101'
release date: FR 7/09/2016, SE 5/08/2016
screenplay: Gabriel Mascaro
cast: Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Aline Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Vinicius De Oliveira
cinematography by: Diego García
film editing: Fernando Epstein
art director: Maíra Mesquita
costumes designer: Flora Rabello
producer: Marleen Slot, Rachel Ellis
co-producer: Sandino Saravia
production: Viking Film, DESVIA (BR), Malbicho Cine (UY)
backing: Hubert Bals Fund, Ibermedia, Ministry of Cultura (SaV), Funcultura (State fund for culture), Ancine, ICAU
distributor: Damned Distribution, Folkets Bio


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2015Orizzonti, Special Jury Prize
Toronto International Film Festival 2015Platform
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015 
Vienna International Film Festival 2015 
Zagreb Film Festival 2015 
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016 

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