Waiting for the Carnival
aka Estou Me Guardando Para Quando O Carnaval Chegar
First screened in October 2019
Director: Marcelo Gomes. Documentary in and about Toritama, Brazil, one of the jeans-making capitals of the world, where lives are totally organized around global capitalism—though the citizens don't all see it that way. Screenplay: Marcelo Gomes.

Twitter Capsule: Lively, colorful, tonally complex documentary about northeast Brazil, the world's jean-making epicenter.

VOR:   Nails two difficult tasks: a structural indictment of capitalism with considerable nuance and surprise, and visual flair without "picturesque poverty."

Photo © 2019 Carnaval Pictures, © 2020 Icarus Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Chicago International Film Festival: Special Mention for Documentary Filmmaking

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