Dragon's chair

São Paulo, 1971. During the military dictatorship, Yara and Luiz are arrested for the murder of a businessman close to the regime. In the basement of the Department of Social and Political Order (DOPS), questioning runs differently. Inspired in true stories.

  • Gabriel S. Mendes
    Director
  • Gabriel S. Mendes
    Writer
  • Ariel Lebensztajn
    Producer
  • Stephanie Degreas
    Key Cast
    "Yara"
  • Fernando Possani
    Key Cast
    "Luiz"
  • Joca Sanches
    Key Cast
    "Delegado Fleury"
  • Daniel Sapiência
    Key Cast
    "Comandante"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    CADEIRA DO DRAGÃO
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Faculdade Armando Álvares Penteado
  • ProToPost - Communism International Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    November 26, 2021
    Grand Theatre in Decentraland
    Best Director
  • Austin Arthouse Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    December 27, 2021
    Online Platform
    Winner of the Rowlands Award for Best Female Performance
  • Short Film Factory 14th Edition
    Targu Mures
    Romania
    June 8, 2022
    Uzina FOTO Summer Garden
    Best Social Change
Director - Gabriel S. Mendes