by Alex Carvalho
A Salamandra The SalamanderDirected by Alex Carvalho
Brazil, France, Germany 2021
In the wake of years lost to the strains of her father’s care, Catherine feels suffocated by the contrast between her feelings and real life. She escapes to Brazil, hoping to reconnect with her sister. Finally unburdened, yet still unable to overcome her anxiety, she stumbles into an improbable relationship with an attractive young man. Gil represents a second chance to experience the life she could have lived, had things been different. Determined to start over, Catherine must decide whether to see her reinvention through to a violent and irrevocable conclusion.
Joana Collier, Agnieszka Liggett
Edson Secco, Danilo Carvalho
Marina Foïs, Maicon Rodrigues, Anna Mouglalis, Bruno Garcia, Allan Souza Lima, Suzy Lopes, Buda Lira, Ane Oliva, Thardelly Lima
Alex Carvalho (N Filmes), Julie Viez (Cinenovo), Patrick André (High Sea), Sven Schnell (Sancinema)
Géneviève Lemal, Paula Cosenza, Tiago Lima, Adriana Rouanet, Paul Dominique Vacharasinthu (Tribus P Films)
Simon Egan, Olwyn Silvester, Silke Wilfinger, Diana Sette
Alex Carvalho (1973) spent his formative years in his native town Recife. After a year working in Luanda, Angola, he moved to London to pursue a Master’s Degree in Film at Central Saint Martins and study direction at the National Film and Television School. He worked with the BBC, NYTimes, Netflix, Amnesty International, Safer World, U2, Brian Eno, among others. His films were screened at the Santiago Bellas Artes Museum, MAM São Paulo, Photographers’ Gallery London, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Les Arcs. A Salamandra marks Alex’s feature film directing debut.