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Seven Years in May

Sete Anos em Maio

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Directed by Affonso Uchoa
Brazil, Argentina, 2019
Documentary, Short
      Portuguese
      English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Seven years ago, one night in May, Rafael was abducted and brutalized by the police. He fled without looking back—from that moment on living as though that night never ended. One evening, around a campfire, Rafael recounts his story to a stranger who had a similar experience.

Our take

Affonso Uchôa’s follow-up to the great Araby, which he co-directed, is a fierce indictment of police violence. His new film catches up with a displaced victim and listens to his story—a lived, personal experience—with profound compassion. A devastating finale evokes resistance in the face of death.

Synopsis

Seven years ago, one night in May, Rafael was abducted and brutalized by the police. He fled without looking back—from that moment on living as though that night never ended. One evening, around a campfire, Rafael recounts his story to a stranger who had a similar experience.

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Seven Years in MayDirected byAffonso Uchoa
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Awards & Festivals

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Toronto International Film Festival
2019
IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival
2019 | 2 wins including: Silvestre Award for Best Short Film

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