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Body Electric (Corpo Elétrico)

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9:45 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Nella Bella Derek Hodel and Allan Dorrington Mayworks

Like other immigrant-powered cities, São Paulo, Brazil, is charged by tensions and affiliations based on ethnicity, skin colour, class, money, family background and, of course, sex. In Body Electric, handsome young Elias (Kelner Macêdo) leads us on a journey from the factory floor to
the nightclub dressing room, as he and his libido test how social boundaries are enforced—and how they might be transformed.

An office assistant and rising talent in a clothing factory, Elias begins spending more time with the line workers. Though he is by no means uptight—in the intimacy of his bedroom he shares anecdotes and dreams with his various lovers—it is only when he strikes a bond with a more
flamboyant co-worker (scene-stealing spitfire Lucas Andrade) that Elias faces the repercussions of navigating multiple worlds.

Sometimes subtle, sometimes exhilarating, Marcelo Caetano’s debut feature touches our funny bones and stirs our compassion.

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Nella Bella Derek Hodel and Allan Dorrington Mayworks