Venice FF - Critics Week

Alex Carvalho – Salamandra #SIC36

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The director talks about his first feature film and choosing Recife as a location.

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9 min. and 27 sec.

PODCAST | David Martos interviews Alex Carvalho, director of the film Salamandra.

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Alex Carvalho, director of Salamandra, talks to FRED about being selected by the Settimana Internazionale della Critica in the 78th Mostra de Venezia. His first feature film, set in his hometown Recife, depicts how a woman -portrayed by Marina Fois- seeks for freedom after taking her of her dying father. Carvalho says this purchase of freedom is present in every character of the film.

Salamandra: In the wake of the years lost to the strain of her father’s care. Catherine feels smothered by the difference between her feelings and real life. She escapes to Brazil, hoping to reconnect with her sister. Finally unburdened yet still unable to overcome her anxiety, she stumbles into an improbable relationship with an attractive young man. Gil presents her a second chance to experience the time she might have lived had things been different. Determined to begin again, Catherine must decide whether to see her reinvention through to its violent and irrevocable conclusion.

  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    Alex Carvalho
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Salamandra
  • Festival section
    Critics' Week
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