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by Daniela Thomas


Diamantina Mountains, Brazil, 1821. On coming back to the imposing but decadent farmhouse he received as dowry for marrying the heiress of a diamond baron, ANTONIO, a drover, finds out that his wife died in labor. Forced to live in this desolate property in the company of his demented mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his dead wife’s young niece, a child of 12.

international title: The Surge
original title: Vazante
country: Brazil, Portugal
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniela Thomas
film run: 105'
screenplay: Daniela Thomas, Beto Amaral
cast: Adriano Carvalho, Luana Tito Nastas, Sandra Corveloni,Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Roberto Audio
cinematography by: Inti Briones
art director: Valdy Lopes
costumes designer: Cássio Brasil
producer: Beto Amaral, Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola, Sara Silveira, Maria Ionescu
production: Ukbar Filmes, Cisma Produções [BR], Dezenove Som e Imagem [BR]