“…a satisfying, warmhearted film whose understated charms leave a pleasant glow.” -Variety

Body Electric

“Corpo Elétrico”
Drama, Comedy
Brazil, 2017.
Director: Marcelo Caetano
95 minutes | Portuguese with English Subtitles

Wednesday – May 29 at 7:30 PM
UCLA James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Free with RSVP


In this award winning LGBTQ coming of age from Brazil, Young Elias tries to balance his daily life between working in a garment factory and casual encounters with men. With the arrival of summer, Elias has been dreaming of the sea often, and his desire to turn off a bit intensifies. In the factory where he works, however, his responsibilities grow as the holiday season approaches. After another night working of overtime, Elias and his co-workers decide to go out together. As he tries to discern where his future might lead him, Elias learns to take pleasure in the small things in life.


Director: Marcelo Caetano
Producers: Beto Tibiriçá, Marcelo Caetano
Screenwriters: Marcelo Caetano, Gabriel Domingues, Hilton Lacerda
Executive Producers: Ana Rabelo, Beto Tibiriçá
Associate Producers: Ivan Melo, Anna Muylaert
Assistant Directors: Gabriel Domingues, Nathália Tereza
Production Companies: Plateau Produções, Desbun Filmes
In Association with África Filmes
Cinematographer: Andrea Capella
Editor: Frederico Benevides
Art Director: Maíra Mesquita
Costumes: Flora Rebollo
Sound Design: Lucas Coelho, Danilo Carvalho
Director of Production: Dedete Parente
Distributor (USA): Breaking Glass Pictures


Selected Film Festivals / Awards

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
  • Nominated, Bright Future Award for Best First Film
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2017
  • Winner, Maguey Award for Best Feature Film
  • Roze Filmdagen 2017 (Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival)
  • BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2017
  • Vilnius International Film Festival 2017
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017
  • Off Camera Krakow International Film Festival 2017
  • Inside Out LGBT Toronto Film Festival 2017
  • The Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
  • Torino Lovers Film Festival 2017
  • Outfest Los Angeles 2017
  • Special Mention, Outstanding International Narrative Feature
  • Roffa Mon Amour Film Festival 2017
  • Nominated, Bright Future Award for Best First Film
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017
  • Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2017
  • Queer Lisboa: International Queer Film Festival 2017