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The Oyster and the Wind

Original title
A Ostra e o Vento (The Oyster and the Wind)
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
Brazil Brazil
Director
Screenwriter
Walter Lima Jr., Flávio R. Tambellini (Novel: Moacir C. Lopes)
Music
Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Wagner Tiso
Cinematography
Pedro Farkas
Cast
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Producer
Ravina Produções
Genre
Fantasy. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A young girl named Marcela lives with her dad, Jose, a lighthouse keeper, and old Daniel on an island. The only contact the girl has with the world outside her home is by a boat with four sailors that pays a visit to the island in order to take them supplies. Daniel, who not only protects her from her dad's strictness but also teaches her how to be literate, is her source of tenderness. Her dad thinks she should be away from the world - though she wishes she could spend a few days in town. Then one day, as she has her first period and becomes a woman, she starts feeling sexuality through the blowing wind, which she talks to.
Awards
1997: Venice Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Lion. 'CinemAvvenire' Award
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