A selection of titles by the “Filmes do Caixote” collective is streaming on Spamflix. Watch the cult films Hard Labor (2011), The Moving Creatures (2013), Necropolis Symphony (2014), When I Was Alive (2014) and Good Manners (2017).
The Brazilian collective consisting of Marco Dutra (All the Dead Ones and The Silence of the Sky), Juliana Rojas (The kissing game – tv series) and Caetano Godardo (You Burn Us and Your Bones and Your Eyes) was officially born in 2006. Their projects, joint or individual, carry each other’s artistic influences and are often focused in a supernatural world hidden behind everyday life.
Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras, 2017) by Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra
The fantasy horror film stars Marjorie Estiano, Isabél Zuaa and won the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival.
A lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy woman as the nanny of her unborn child. Against all odds, the two develop a strong bond. But a fateful night changes their plans.
When I Was Alive (Quando Eu Era Vivo, 2014) by Marco Dutra
The movie in which “the terror is much more psychological” thanks to the performances of Sandy Leah and Marat Descartes.
Upon returning to his childhood home, Junior finds strange objects that used to belong to his mother, including a mysterious cryptographed message.
Necropolis Symphony (A Sinfonia da Necrópole,2014) by Juliana Rojas.
A musical comedic which stands out as not being the usual “Brazilian film” follows an apprentice gravedigger at a cemetery as he struggles with the job.
Rent Necropolis Symphony on Spamflix and watch Juliana Roja’s suspense short, Doppelgänger (Duplo, 2012) for free! Winner of the Discovery Award at Cannes Critics' Week.
The Moving Creatures (O Que Se Move, 2013) by Caetano Gotardo is a touching film about three mothers and their worst nightmare, losing a child.
Hard Labor (Trabalhar Cansa, 2011) by Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra has “the quality of a nightmare, one that keeps happening whether the characters are asleep or awake.”
Sinister events plague a woman and her husband when they buy a grocery store.
Rent Good Manners (2017), When I Was Alive (2014), Necropolis Symphony (2014), The Moving Creatures (2013), Hard Labor (2011) on Spamflix