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BRAZIL

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Participants
Thelyia Petraki  / Director, Writer
Kostas Tagalakis  / Producer

Programs
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018

News
MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 Project Selection Announced
MIDPOINT Feature Launch & Shorts 2018 taking off
Reports on Feature Launch & Shorts W1 2018

Synopsis

Christos (65) – a tough, headstrong rationalist – is diagnosed with ALS. The disease is always fatal for all patients. Christos’ stubbornness is mixed with desperation and so he decides to travel to Brazil and look for the renowned healer João de Deus, even though he does not believe in magic, and miracles... The disease has already paralyzed his legs and Christos needs an assistant. Friends and relatives are not willing to follow him in this eccentric adventure, but Christos finds the solution he needs in Alexis, his son’s best friend, who leads an aimless life with zero responsibilities. The personalities of the two men are radically different and their trip is full of tension and confrontations. When arrive at João’s reservation camp – a unique place full of rituals and mysteries, Christos will strive to find the miracle he so desperately needs. His struggle will eventually force him to confront his very self: his prejudices, his fears and needs that defined his life so far.