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Araby
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/10
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ARABY

Arábia

Directed by Affonso Uchoa, João Dumans
Brazil, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

André, a teenager, lives near an old aluminium factory in Brazil. One day a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to his house to pick up his belongings, André stumbles on a notebook. As he reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life and adventures.

Synopsis

André, a teenager, lives near an old aluminium factory in Brazil. One day a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to his house to pick up his belongings, André stumbles on a notebook. As he reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life and adventures.

Our take

A Brazilian wonder of hybrid cinema, Araby gives a voice to marginal people and focuses on the grace and poetry of everyday life. The film’s nonprofessional cast borrowed from their own reality, helping the film transcend the usual misrepresentations. A vital paean to working-class heroes.