PACARRETE

Russas, a small town in northeastern Brazil, is the home of Pacarrete, a grumpy retired dance teacher who dreams of getting a big shot and starring at a dance spectacle for the whole town to see. She’s close to fulfilling that dream, but not without overcoming a few impediments along the way.

  • Allan Deberton
    Writer
  • André Araújo
    Writer
  • Natália Maia
    Writer
  • Samuel Brasileiro
    Writer
  • Allan Deberton
    Director
  • Allan Deberton
    Producer
  • Ariadne Mazzetti
    Producer
  • César Teixeira
    Producer
  • Marcélia Cartaxo
    Key Cast
    "Pacarrete"
  • João Miguel
    Key Cast
    "Miguel"
  • Soia Lira
    Key Cast
    "Maria"
  • Zezita Matos
    Key Cast
    "Chiquinha"
  • Samya de Lavor
    Key Cast
    "Michele"
  • Edineia Tutti Quinto
    Key Cast
    "Tetê"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Musical, Biography
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    320,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K Alexa Arri
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 22th Shanghai International Film Festival
    Shanghai
    China
    June 15, 2019
    World Premiere
    Golden Goblet Nominee
  • 47th Gramado Film Festival
    Gramado
    Brazil
    August 20, 2019
    Brazilian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 26th Vitória Film Festival
    Vitoria
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 29. Cine Ceará – Festival Ibero-americano de Cinema
    Fortaleza
    Brazil
    September 7, 2019
    Closing Night
  • 22th FAM - Florianópolis Audiovisual Mercosul
    Florianopolis
    Brazil
    October 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 13th Buffalo International Film Festival
    Buffalo, NY
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 36th Bogotá Film Festival
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    Latin American Premiere
  • 43rd São Paulo International Film Festival
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    October 24, 2019
  • XV Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema
    Salvador
    Brazil
    November 1, 2019
  • 12th LABRIFF – Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 15, 2019
  • 19th Scottsdale International Film Festival
    Scottsdale
    United States
  • 34th Trieste Latin American Film Festival
    Trieste
    Italy
  • 14th Cinema dos Sertões Film Festival
    Floriano
    Brazil
  • 13th Annual Lone Star Film Festival
    Fort Worth
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 12º Festival do Cinema Brasileiro de Penedo
    Penedo
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • III Festival do Cinema Brasileiro na China
    Shanghai
    China
    Official Selection
  • 21º Festival do Rio
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    Premiere Brazil
  • 12º Maranhão na Tela
    São Luiz
    Brazil
    Hors Concours
  • 21° Festival Kinoarte de Cinema em Londrina
    Londrina
    Brazil
    Hors Concours
  • 18º Primeiro Plano 2019 - Festival de Cinema de Juiz de Fora e Mercocidades
    Juiz de Fora
    Brazil
    Hors Concurs
  • 24th IFFK International Film Festival of Kerala
    Kazhakoottam
    India
    Best Director
  • 2ª Mostra de Cinema Walfredo Rodriguez
    João Pessoa
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 3º CineFestival – Festival de Cinema do Vale do Jaguaribe
    Russas
    Brazil
    Hors Concours
  • Mostra Retrospectiva/ Expectativa Cinema do Dragão 2020
    Fortaleza
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 23ª Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes
    Tiradentes
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2nd Women's International Film Festival
    Calicute
    India
    Official Selection
  • Spring 2020 New Jersey Film Festival
    New Jersey
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 4th Aswan International Woman Film Festival
    Aswan
    Egypt
    Official Selection
  • Glasgow International Film Festival 2020
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • 22nd SF INDIEFEST – San Francisco Independent Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 11ºFESTIN – Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    Official Selection
  • 22º Festival de Cinema Brasileiro de Paris
    Paris
    France
    Official Selection
  • 27th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 22nd Sarasota Film Festival
    Sarasota
    United States
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • O2 Play
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Allan Deberton

Producer, director and screenwriter, graduated in Cinema at the Fluminense Federal University (Brazil). Directed the awarded short films "Coconut Sweet"(CE, 2010), "The Best Friend"(2013), "Arthur's Eyes"(2016). Altogether the aforementioned films took part in more than 100 international and national film festivals and received 49 awards. Produced the movies "The Other Side of the Atlantic"; "Eternal Comeback"; the TV series "Lana & Carol" and produced "The Hour of the Star - The Musical".

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REVIEWS:

"The ending is unclassifiable, a vindication of difference as beauty that leaves a sense of wonder — and wondering what this film is all about."
The Hollywood Repórter- Débora Young
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/pacarrete-review-1218750

“Pacarrete”, Allan Deberton's feature film debut, is a powerful melodrama, starting with Almodovarian colors, lots of music, dancing and delicious sense of humor, and heading towards twilight. ”
Revista de Cinema - Maria do Rosário Caetano
http://revistadecinema.com.br/2019/08/a-nova-hora-da-estrela/

"We should thank the films that make us laugh. And also the ones that make us cry. And we should double thank those that make us laugh and cry. It's the case of Pacarrete."
Estadão - Luiz Zanin
https://cultura.estadao.com.br/blogs/luiz-zanin/gramado-2019-pacarrete-vive-sua-hora-da-estrela/

"Very beautiful film, with an impressive power, that beats in the heart and talent of its protagonist.”
Adoro Cinema - Francisco Russo
http://www.adorocinema.com/filmes/filme-274987/criticas-adorocinema/

"And it is exactly at the end that the audience realizes that they have witnessed such a deep range of elements and possibilities that every cry in the audience is justified. All bathed by the ugly duckling turned swan and his impressive conductor."
CinePlayers - Francisco Carbone
https://cineplayers.com/criticas/pacarrete

"The sublime performance of Marcélia Cartaxo will always be the first memory when thinking about this young classic of brazilian cinema"
Cinema com Crítica

"You can bet right now that we have a classic of Brazilian cinema!"
Vertentes do Cinema- Marcelo Velloso

"Lush"
Cine Eterno – Márcio Picoli

“Pacarrete is beautiful. It is inspiring. It is art. The purest art ”
Virgilia Nerd – Bruna Haas Pacheco