The Father’s Shadow

“A Sombra do Pai”
Drama. Horror.
Brazil, 2018.
Director: Gabriela Amaral
92 minutes | Portuguese with English Subtitles

Screening on April 3, 2019
UCLA James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095


When a child is forced to become the house’s adult because her father is sick and her mother is dead, there’s an inversion in the natural order of things. Childhood becomes a saga. And the frustrated parenthood turns into a conviction.


Cast: Nina Medeiros, Julio Machado, Luciana Paes
Director-screenwriter: Gabriela Amaral Almeida
Producers: Rune Tavares, Rodrigo Sarti Werthein, Rodrigo Teixeira
Director of photography: Barbara Alvarez
Production designer: Valdy Lopes Jr
Costume designer: Diogo Costa
Makeup designer: Andre Anastasio
Editor: Karen Akerman
Music: Rafael Cavalcanti
Sound designer: Gabriela Cunha
Production company: ACERE

Interview with Director Gabriela Amaral – Tokyo Film Festival