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For every one of the last 20 years, The Dead Girls Feast has been celebrated in a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River. The occasion commemorates the ingenuous miracle that was performed by THE SAINT, a soon local boy who, soon after suffering his mothers suicide, recovered the shredded and bloodstained remains of a missing girls dress from the fangs of a stray mongrel. The little girls remains were never found, but those of her dress Saints were enshrined to create in The Saints humble dwelling a place of worship and pilgrimage.
The practices of the cult and the annual feast evolved over the years into a huge enterprise, despite persistent objections from the dead girls brother, TADEU. These days, the inhabitants of nearby Amazon villages visit the small town on the holy day to worship, pray and beg, as they anxiously await the girls revelations, which are to be channeled by The Saint.
The Saints FATHER is eager to exploit every opportunity to profit from the ...
Matheus Nachtergaele is known as a superb and a most complete actor, and now as he sits behind the cameras in his directorial debut, a good feeling comes out of this experience: we want more! Definitely, the film has some highs and lows, but overall he delivers the message and still wets our appetite for he chooses an excellent story and the perfect landscape that mixes perfectly all plurality of Brazilian's multicultural backgrounds. The images blend water and oil magically; however, one might feel that there could be some exaggerations in some of the acting, and some long pauses in the script, which might slow things down in very few moments. In sum, I believe to be a great debut, and this new director deserves all possible attention now, and I hope, in a brief future as well. Beautiful work Matheus!
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