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Presented by the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
Community Partner PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

September 8, 2012  4:45pm
Pacific Cinémathèque, 1131 Howe Street


With a phenomenal use of music, minimal dialogue, and beautifully textured black and white cinematography, Transeunte (Passerby) follows the story of Expedito, a retiree who has lost all ties with life. As he wanders through the bustling centre of Rio de Janeiro amongst so many other anonymous faces, he plays witness to the dramas of others that he observes in the streets. And yet, he passes by unnoticed, as though he has become an extra in his own life story. The routine of his days leads to a profound alienation that seems immovable. Yet it may be these small, ordinary steps that lead him to start living again.

>>Rocha focuses with real empathy on the everyday matters and quietly held grief of a lonely senior…a potent combo of performance, filmmaking style and sympathy without sentimentality.<< Robert Koehler,Variety

Expedito é um senhor aposentado que perdeu os laços com a vida. Entre outros anônimos, caminha diariamente pelo Centro da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Há anos, Expedito abandonou o papel de protagonista de sua história: tornou-se um figurante que testemunha os conflitos alheios através das conversas que escuta pela rua. Porém, passo a passo, começa a aceitar pequenos convites cotidianos para recomeçar sua vida no último filme de Eryk Rocha Transeunte.

Eryk Rocha was born in Brasília in 1978. His critically acclaimed documentary, Rocha que voa (2002), delved into an obscure period in the life of his father, the legendary filmmaker Glauber Rocha. Transeunte has screened in many festivals such as Telluride, Havana, Biarritz and the Guadalajara International Film Festival, where it won Best First Film. Abraccine (Brazilian Association of Cinema Critics) chose it as the Best Brazilian Feature Film of 2011.


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Director: Eryk Rocha Producers: Walter Salles, Mauricio Andrade Ramos Screenplay: Manuela Dias, Eryk Rocha Cinematographer: Miguel Vassy Editor: Ava Gaitán Rocha Music: Fernando Catatau Principal Cast: Fernando Bezerra, Beatriz Morelli, Luciana Domschke

Portuguese with English subtitles/ 125 min
Brazil, 2011