Araby

Brazil / 2017 / 98 minutes / NR

Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook. It’s here that Araby begins, or rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a twenty-year journey in search of a better life.

  • Director

    A. Uchôa / J. Dumans

  • Cast

    Aristides de Sousa
    Murilo Caliari
    Glaucia Vandeveld
    Renato Novaes

  • "Araby opens quietly but builds with tremendous emotional force."

    — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
  • "An Instant classic. Marked by boundless humanism."

    — Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter
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