Mutum | Gloria Films Production (FR)



by Sandra Kogut

WITH : Thiago Da Silva Mariz and Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso
Production : 2008 – 90’ – In coproduction with Tambellini Filmes and Video Filmes (Brazil)
French distribution : Pierre Grise
International sales : TF1 International


Cannes Festival 2007 “Directors’ Fortnight”
Closing film at the Rotterdam Festival – Dioraphte Award

Special commendation, Berlin Festival 2008 – Generation

Best Fiction Feature, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival

Special Jury Commendation, Pusan International Festival

Egli-Swiss Prize, Geneva Festival Tout Écran

Best Film, Cancun International Festival

Ecumenical Jury Commendation, Molodist Film Festival, Kiev

Best Feature Film, Cape Town Festival

On a farm in Mutum, a remote region deep in Brazil, Thiago, a sensitive child of 10, nearsighted without knowing it, suffers from the sadness of his mother and the violent nature of his father.
The expulsion from the farm of his affectionate Uncle Terez and the death of his beloved younger brother Felipe lead to Thiago’s loss of innocence. But in losing what is dearest to him, Thiago discovers a new world and a vision — made possible by a stranger’s gift. It is when he leaves Mutum that he finally sees it for the first time…
Yes, Mutum is beautiful!