Vento Seco

Dry Wind
The area around Catalan in Brazil’s state of Goiás is dry, very dry. Sandro’s life here is somewhat monotonous. He works in a fertiliser factory, goes swimming and spends his evenings doing jigsaw puzzles of landscapes. Sandro has a purely sexual relationship with his colleague Ricardo. He always seems to be a bit of an outsider, not comfortable in his own skin, not really belonging. When Maicon, a man straight out of a Tom of Finland illustration, shows up in their small town and flirts with Ricardo, Sandro’s burgeoning feelings of jealousy set a change in motion.
The sober images of Sandro’s working environment, trade union meetings and cigarette breaks are in stark contrast to his dreamlike sex fantasies. These tableaux vivant-like scenes feature people in leather and latex and fetishistic images of chrome-plated motorcycles. The film’s blend of sobriety and artificial exaggeration, as well as its witty use of contradictory music and slow dissolves, makes it feel like a hot, dusty summer, adorned with male bodies full of passion and sexual desire.
by Daniel Nolasco
with Leandro Faria Lelo, Allan Jacinto Santana, Renata Carvalho, Rafael Theophilo, Del Neto, Larissa Sisterolli, Marcelo D'Avilla, Leo Moreira Sá, Mel Gonçalves, Conrado Helt
Brazil 2020 Portuguese 110’ Colour


  • Leandro Faria Lelo (Sandro)
  • Allan Jacinto Santana (Ricardo)
  • Renata Carvalho (Paula)
  • Rafael Theophilo (Maicon)
  • Del Neto (David)
  • Larissa Sisterolli (Larissa)
  • Marcelo D'Avilla (Dog)
  • Leo Moreira Sá (Cezar)
  • Mel Gonçalves (Rita de Cássia)
  • Conrado Helt (Batalha)


Written and Directed by Daniel Nolasco
Cinematography Larry Machado
Editing Will Domingos
Music Natalia Petrutes
Sound Design Guilherme Farkas
Sound Guilhotina Guinle
Production Design Carol Breviglieri
Costumes Carol Breviglieri
Make-Up Ana Simiema
Assistant Director Larissa Fernandes
Casting Kassio Pires
Production Manager Tamara Benetti
Producers Daniel Nolasco, Lidiana Reis
Executive Producers Lidiana Reis, Deivid Rodrigues
Co-Producers Matheus Peçanha, Aline Mazzarella, Thiago Yamachita
Co-Production Estúdio Giz Rio de Janeiro

Daniel Nolasco

Born in Catalão, Brazil, the director studied film and audiovisual media at the Universidade Federal Fluminense and history at the Universidade Federal de Goiás. After making several short films, he directed his first feature-length documentary Paulistas which premiered at DOK Leipzig. Vento Seco is his debut feature film.


2012 Gil; short film 2013 Febre da madeira; short film 2014 Plutão; short film 2015 Tatame; short film 2016 Netuno; short film 2017 Paulistas; documentary 2018 Sr. Raposo; short film 2019 Mr. Leather; documentary 2020 Vento Seco (Dry Wind); Panorama

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020