SON OF OX / Filho de boi
Haroldo Borges & Ernesto Molinero / European Premiere
João 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.
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.
In collaboration with Lusofonias - Oficinas de Português
Age certificate: 12 / Brazil 2019 / 90 min / Digital / Portuguese
with English subtitles / Cast: João Pedro Dias, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos.
Sun 1 Mar 5.30pm at the Filmhouse
PRICE: £11 / £9 Concs.
Sílvia Sabino & Eugénia Rodrigues from Lusofonias - Oficinas de Português will lead the post-screening discussion with the audience around topics related to education that are highlighted in the film.
Sat 14 March 12.15pm at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
PRICE: £4 - £8
Family friendly Capoeira Workshop prior to screening.