In the bucolic and serene Brazilian countryside of Minas Gerais, Marcelo – an easygoing cowboy on a cattle farm – lives for one passion: the dream of becoming a full-time rodeo announcer. One night, armed men force him into rustling the cattle. The incident affects him deeply and he relies on his sister and friends to help him recover. Little by little, he overcomes the trauma and is ready to dream again and dream big: to launch his very own rodeo company.
HOMING is about love for the land, animals and nature. The film highlights the simple life of the rural man who is often ignored in Brazil. In places where people live with very little, Marcelo is an example of humanity and strength of character in opposition to the political and moral crisis we now face. His principles and captivating simplicity define him as a natural antihero of our time.
Berlin International Film Festival 2019, Forum
Key festivals and awards
Berlin International Film Festival 2019, Cinélatino Toulouse 2019, IndieLisboa International Film Festival 2019, Jeonju International Film Festival 2019, New Horizons 2019, Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2019, Kino Latino Cologne 2019
Director: Helvécio Marins Jr.
Producers: Muiraquita Filmes (Brazil), Videofilmes (Brazil), Canabrava Filmes (Brazil), Autentika Films (Germany)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
World sales: The Open Reel (Italy)
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in July 2018
Funding amount: 25.000 €