Azougue Nazaré

Azougue Nazaré
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Azougue Nazaré

This energetic and vibrantly raw film from writer/director Tiago Melo offers a fascinating glimpse into the subculture of Maracatu, a performance-based carnival tradition with roots in Brazil’s slavery past and used as a backdrop for a dramatic clash between evangelical Christianity and tribalistic ritual and tradition. Central to the story is working guy Tiao (the charismatic Valmir do Coco), married to a devout Christian, and his embrace of his flamboyant transgender alter ego in the build up to Maracatu carnival week.

Supported by Agência Nacional do Cinema.

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