Between the cities of Montes Claros and Pedra Azul, in the northeast of Minas Gerais state, Brazil, three lonely drifters follow different paths, establishing very personal relationships with the elements of a transitory world. “Drifter” is the second film of Cao Guimarães’ solitude trilogy and emphasizes the connections between walking and thinking. Through the constant movement of ephemeral sounds and images, it brings up a contemplation of life as a place of mere passing.
Cao Guimarães, filmmaker and visual artist, was born in 1965 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he lives and works.
Since the end of the 1980s he has been showing his work at various museums and galleries such as Tate Modern, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art NY, Gasworks, Frankfurten Kunstverein, Studio Guenzano, Galeria La Caja Negra and Galeria Nara Roesler. He was part of art biennieals such as the XXV and XXVII São Paulo International Art Biennial, Insite Biennial 2005 (San Diego/ Tijuana). Some of his art pieces are part of public collections such as Fondation Cartier Pour L’art Contemporain, Tate Modern, Walker Art Center, Guggehein Museum, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, MoMA, Instituto Cultural Inhotim, among others.
His films have participated in various film festivals: Locarno International Film Festival (2004, 2006 and 2008), Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (2007), Sundance Film Festival (2007), Cannes Film Festival (2005), Rotterdam… read more