CRAFT (Riscado)

Bianca manages a precarious living as a talented but underemployed actress in Rio de Janeiro, performing for private events dressed as female movie icons. Troubled by the thought she has missed her chance at a “big break,” she perseveres with single-minded dedication to her craft—until an audition leads to a rare opportunity, and possible redemption for years of social marginality. But her world may still prove too insecure, even for one as gifted and deserving as Bianca.

Set against rich visuals and a down-to-earth tone, Karine Teles’s remarkable lead performance drives an enveloping drama of everyday tragedy in the working world of an artist.

“A fictionalized recreation of thesp Karine Teles’ attempts to break into the acting biz, “Craft” will form part of GFI’s Global Lens festival package, rolling out all over North America, starting at New York’s MoMA January 2012.” –Variety

“Beautifully filmed, and the mixed media approach only enhances this unique female meta-narrative….Craft is Gustavo Pizzi’s directorial debut and arguably, one of the most original films to come out of Brazil in 2010….A wonderful and perfectly calibrated film that deserves to be seen by the major North American public.” -BrazilNYC

‘Craft’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.

In Portuguese and French with English subtitles.

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