Absence

Chico Teixeira

Brazil, Chile, France 2015, 87 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: Portuguese

Subtitles: English

Coming-of-age film about 15-year-old Serginho
whose father leaves without a word one day. Serginho’s mother suffers from a
depression and spends more time drinking than caring for her teenage son and
his little brother. Lost and craving for attention, Serginho spends his days in
Sao Paulo, where he has to grow up prematurely.

Synopsis


What
Serginho really needs is a caress on the head and some attention, especially
from his mother. As she cannot cater for his needs, the young teenager seeks
the affection of his friends Mudinho and Sivinha and teacher Ney. Ney is a single
man living in an apartment building near the market, where he gives private
lessons. Serginho longs for a father figure and likes to spend time with the
teacher. But just like all other adults in his life, Ney isn’t there for him
when he needs him most.


Instead of
going to school, Serginho spends his days working in his uncle’s market stall
and roaming the streets of Sao Paulo. Struggling with his budding sexuality and
craving for a loving parent, Serginho finds himself in a complex twilight zone
between being a child and becoming an adult, with no one to guide him. Visiting
the local circus seems to be the only way to escape from reality.

Credits

Productions:

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