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Body Electric

(Corpo Elétrico)

by Marcelo Caetano

Brazil 2017, 93 min.

Through a series of casual encounters, a young man gets the feel of a new city

New to Sao Paulo, Elias divides his days between working in a cloth factory and fleeting encounters with other men. As the end of the year approaches, work intensifies, and he finds himself increasingly trapped within the factory. With limited free time, he attempts to etch his place in new social circles and to assert the possibility of new relationships.



Le Film Francais Prize, Latin American Vision Prize, Sofia Film Award - Ventana Sur Primer Corte 2016
Best Feature Film in Premio Maguey - Guadalajara IFF 2017
Special Mention by the International Narrative Jury - Outfest Los Angeles LGBT FF 2017
Feature Film Jury Special Mention - Queer Lisboa IQFF 2017
Best Direction on a Feature Film award (Marcelo Caetano) - ZINEGOAK Bilbao International LGBT FF 2018


World Premiere: IFF Rotterdam 2017

Latin Premiere: Guadalajara IFF 2017

Roze Filmdagen 2017

BFI Flare: London LGBT FF 2017

Vilnius IFF 2017

Asian Premiere: Hong Kong IFF 2017

Off Camera IFF 2017

Inside Out Toronto LGBT FF 2017

TLVFest 2017

Lovers FF 2017

Outfest Los Angeles 2017

Roffa Mon Amour FF 2017

Vancouver Queer FF 2017

Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF 2017

Queer Lisboa 2017

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2017

New York Latino FF 2017

Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2017

TWIST Seattle Queer FF 2017

LesGaiCineMad 2017

Pink Screens FF 2017

Chéries-Chéris LGBT FF 2017

Filmar Latin American FF 2017

Entrevues Belfort IFF 2017

Iris Prize FF 2017
Hamburg International Queer FF 2017
Transition International Queer Minorities FF 2017

image+nation FF 2017

Havana IFF 2017

Mardi Gras FF 2018

ZINEGOAK Bilbao International LGBT FF 2018

Brisbane Queer FF 2018

Melbourne Queer FF 2018

Cinhomo FF 2018

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FF 2018
Mostra La Ploma 2018
MIX Copenhagen 2018
Queerstreifen Münster 2018
Diversity FF 2018
Pink Life QueerFest 2019
Gender Bender in Bangalore 2019
Panoramica Stockholm Latinamerican FF 2020

Cast & Crew

Kelner Macedo, Lucas Andrade, Welket Bungué, Ronaldo Serruya, Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, Henrique Zanoni, Marcia Pantera, Linn da Quebrada

Production: Plateau Produções, Desbun Filmes, África Filmes

Marcelo Caetano

Marcelo Caetano was born in Belo Horizonte, in 1982. He directed the short documentary Bailão (2009) and two short fictions: By your side (2011) and Verona (2013), both presented in Rotterdam and screened in Clermont-Ferrand, Indie Lisboa, Montreal. He worked as co-writer and assistant director in Anna Muylaert’s “Don’t Call me son”; assistant director and actor in Gabriel Mascaro’s “Neon Bull” (2015) and Hilton Lacerda’s “Tattoo” (2013). He was casting director in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “Aquarius” (2016). Body Electric is his first feature film as director.