The Brazilian films “Arábia”, directed by Affonso Uchôa e João Dumans,  and “Pendular, by the director Julia Murat, were selected for screening at the prestigious festival “New Directors/New Films – ND/NF”, co-presented by Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).  The festival, now in its 46th Edition, introduces to New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from the United States and around the world. In 2016, Gabriel Mascaro’s “Neon Bull” was one of the highlights of the festival.

“Arábia”, like other films of the new generation of Brazilian filmmakers, unveils contemporary Brazil through an intimate look at social characters of daily life. It tells the story of a teenager (André) from a poor neighborhood in an industrial area of Minas Gerais who finds a journal written by an injured factory worker and ex-convict (Cristiano). What follows is a recount of Cristiano’s journey around Brazil in search for work, facing hardship and, at the same time, personal growth.

“Pendular”, on the other hand, follows a young couple’s relationship, a sculptor and a dancer,  who had stipulated clear boundaries in the loft where they live and work. It portrays a couple caught between rivalry and the desire to build a future together.




Where: Walter Reade Theater

When: Saturday, March 18 @ 4:00 PM / Sunday, March 19 @ 6:30 PM



Where: Walter Reade Theater

When: Friday, March 24 @ 6:30 PM / Sunday, March 26 @ 6:45 PM

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