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CARIOCAS by Antonio Da Silva
This is a voyeuristic hunt during my trip to Rio de Janeiro with lots of sea, sun, sweat and sexual encounters. Brazilian men care about their physique and they freely allow admiration of their sculpted bodies. The sensuality of those men creates blurry sexual identities.
An outdoors gym in the Arpoador area unveiled to me the vibrancy of the country and the diversity of men. Just behind the gym there is a gay cruising park. The gym crowd training during the day is very different from the one training at night. The film is a portrait of this shift while adding more Brazilian testosterone to this Summer’s football excitement in the country!
(Subtitles available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Click on “CC” button on the video)
A film by Antonio Da Silva
With: Arpoador Gym Goers, Zao, the Hustler, the Hustler Rodrigo, the Cruisers and Mates from encounters
Camera, Editing, Sound Design and Music: Antonio Da Silva
Assistant Editors: Miguel Pho and Rui Oliveira
Motion Graphics: Miguel Conceição and Elena Fernandez
Narration: Rodrigo Penalosa
Thanks to: MixBrasil Cultural Diversity Film Festival and Cris Reckziegel
CARIOCAS will premiere in Portugal at the Queer Lisboa film festival, on the 25th of September.