This Brazilian, black-and-white silent film, ‘Margarette’s Feast’, is director Renato Falcão’s stunning debut feature. The phenomenal Hique Gomez plays the stereotypical little-guy-against-the-world whose predicament transforms him into this tall stick of a human alternately tugging at your heart-strings and your laugh-out-loud muscles in a pitch perfect blend of tragedy and comedy.
The film makes dazzling use of exhilarating Brazilian music, intentionally under-lit photography, exuberant acting styles, and a cast of characters spanning the social spectrum that would be the envy of Dicken’s or Balzac.
“Touching, funny, and engaging.” – Portland Memory
“Skillfully mimics the underlit photography and cluttered frames of silent movies, while updating the rhythm to modern tastes through editing and music” – Variety
In Portuguese with English subtitles.