Fiction Feature

Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo (I Travel Because I Have to and Come Back Because I Love You)
Marcelo Gomes, Karim A´nouz
Brazil, 2009
Digibeta | 75min. | Colour | VOSE | VOSE

Gullane Filmes, REC Produtores Associados
Figa Films ([email protected] )

Marcelo Gomes, Karim A´nouz
Heloisa Passos
Karen Harley
Waldir Xavier
Irandhir Santos

An intimate road movie shot on Super 8, and a collage of impressions, memories and longing explored by a geologist who is sent on a fieldtrip to the Sertão in northeast Brazil to assess possible routes for a water canal. For many inhabitants, the canal offers the chance of a future, but for those living on its direct path, it means only requisitions, departure and loss. The fieldtrip progresses and we sense that the geologist shares the emptiness and sense of abandonment and isolation with the places he visits.

Bio / Filmo

Marcelo Gomes (Pernambuco, Brazil, 1962) graduated in film studies from the University of Bristol and has directed a large number of short films. His first film, Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus (2005) premiered at Cannes and has won over fifty awards worldwide.

Karim Aïnouz (Ceará, Brazil, 1966) studied architecture at the University of Brasilia, and film theory at New York University. His first feature film, Madame Satã (2002), premiered at Cannes; his second, El cielo de Suley (2006), at the Biennale in Venice. 


Melhor Diretor / Melhor Fotografia - Festival de Rio 2009
66 Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica 2009
Premios Coral / Premio FIPRESCI - Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2009
Grand Prix - 22e Rencontres de Cinéma d'Amériques Latine de Toulouse 2010