64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

A fixating amalgam of social commentary and transcendental realism (crystallizing the recent tradition or the Recife New Wave in Brazilian cinema) begins as a portrait of a traumatized woman and develops into a gripping thriller about the extreme disparities between classes and races in South America. Teresa and her husband travel to their family farm to take refuge from urban violence. But there they face a revolt by local workers, alarmed by the imminent loss of their homes. She locks herself in her armored car but is unable to start it. Meanwhile, workers try to communicate with her and, if necessary, take her out by force. The layer that separates these two universes may not be enough to contain the fear and violence that grows every passing minute. Reminding us that there are places in this world where ancient codes govern labor, race, and class relations, the filmmaker paints a picture of a society in which the rift between the elitist individualism of the rich and the collective rage of the poor seems insurmountable. At the same time, he tries not to forget that in-between the edges of the spectrum, there is a wide range of skin tones containing and reflecting the complex set of histories that define them.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Daniel Bandeira
Script: Daniel Bandeira
Cinematography: Pedro Sotero
Editing: Matheus Farias
Sound: Nicolau Domingues
Music: Caio Domingues, Nicolau Domingues
Actors: Malu Galli, Zuleika Ferreira, Tavinho Teixeira, Samuel Santos, Edilson Silva, Ane Oliva, Luana Vitória, Carlos Amorim, Roberta Lúcia, Aruandhê Pereira
Production: Símio Filmes, Vilarejo Filmes, Lunática
Producers: Kika Latache, Lívia de Melo
Costumes: Andrea Monteiro
Production Design: Maíra Mesquita
Executive producer: Kika Latache, Deby Brennand
Make Up: Tayce Vale
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Brazil
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 101'
Contact: Loco Films

Daniel Bandeira

Daniel Bandeira started in the audiovisual sector in 2001 through his production company, Símio Filmes. As an editor, he collaborated with several directors from Recife’s cinema wave, such as Kleber Mendonça Filho, Camilo Cavalcanti, and Gabriel Mascaro. In 2007, he debuted as a writer and director in feature films with his film Amigos de Risco. Since then, he has co-directed some short films, like Sob a Pele (2011) with Pedro Sotero, and Soledad (2015) with Joana Gatis and Flávia Vilela. As an editor, he edited the features The Devil’s Knot (2018), a collective production by Vermelho Profundo and Brasil S/A, by Marcelo Pedroso, for which he won the Best Editing award at the 2014 Brasília Film Festival. Property is his second feature film project.


2007 Amigos de Risco
2013 Under the Skin (short, co-direction)
2015 Soledad (short, co-direction)
2022 Property