- João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa
- Aristides de Sousa,Murilo Caliari
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, and 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 across the country, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a ten-year journey in search of a better life. “A carefree life on the move is steadily and exquisitely overtaken by melancholy in Araby, the portrait of a meandering journey fueled by song, anecdote, and landscape that zeroes in on the pressures of contemporary Brazil almost in passing.” (Slant Magazine)
Shown as part of Ithaca’s Cine con Cultura Film Festival, an annual festival that brings Latin American and Latinx films to the Ithaca area to commemorate Latinx Heritage Month. It is organized by Cultura Ithaca! and hosts screenings at Cinemapolis, Ithaca College, and Cornell. Learn more about the Festival at facebook.com/Cineconcultura.