• Screening: Son of Ox and post-screening discussion

  • Sun, 01-03-2020 at 17:30
  • Filmhouse
    88 Lothian Road
    EH3 9BZ Edinburgh
Screening: Son of Ox and post-screening discussion - Filmhouse - Edinburgh

SON OF OX (Filho de Boi)Haroldo Borges & Ernesto Molinero • Brazil 2019 • 90 min • Digital • Portuguese with English Subtitles • Drama • Certificate: 12João is 13 and he lives in the outback. The bond between João and his father is broken. He has no friends and people call him by the cruel nickname "son of ox". At the threshold of adolescence, João wants to escape the place where there does not seem to exist any possibility of him fitting in. One day, a small circus arrives in the town and João develops a friendship with Shaggy Clown, who encourages him to face his fears. Son of Ox throws light on contemporary Brazil, revealing how the affections between men are woven in an extremely machist society, a universe of masculinity and discrimination where is urgent to reinvent itself. Son of Ox, produced by Paula Gomes, premiered at FIGG (Guadalajara - Mexico). The story behind Son of Ox could be seen as the continuation of Paula Gomes' previous documentary film that she directed, "Jonas and the Backyard Circus", which premiered at IberoDocs 2018.This European Premiere screening is part of the 7th edition of IberoDocs' Beyond Docs strand. Beyond Docs - This new strand features latest productions of filmmakers’ whose documentaries have been successfully premiered at previous editions of IberoDocs, and they have moved from documentaries made with fictional elements to fiction films with a realistic or documentary approach. We remain true to the flexible nature of the documentary genre and evolve along the way, by supporting those artists who take risks.Producer Paula Gomes not able to attend our Edinburgh Screening of Son of Ox in person. The lovely Sílvia Sabino & Eugénia Rodrigues from Lusofonias - Oficinas de Português will be at the event running an interesting and educational post-screening talk about some of the topics and themes that are highlighted in the film such as education, friendship, masculinity and discrimination in Brazil today. For more info check our website https://www.iberodocs.org/son-of-ox Creative Scotland Multistory Film LusoFilm Camões, I.P. University of Glasgow