Mars One

Title: Mars One (Marte Um)
Direction: Gabriel Martins
Cast: Rejane Faria, Carlos Francisco, Camilla Damião and Cícero Lucas
Production: Thiago Macêdo Correia
Distribution: Magnolia Pictures International
Genre: Drama
Duration: 115’
Country: Brazil
Year: 2022
O.V. in Portuguese. Subtitles in Catalan and Spanish

Festivals: Cleveland, Gothenburg, Paris (Brazilian cinema), Sundance

First showing in Spain

The Martins family are optimistic dreamers, quietly leading their lives in the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of their son, Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home.