Director: Chico Teixeira • Brazil
A sensitively observed slice of social realism, Absence tenderly depicts one adolescent’s uncertain journey into adulthood. Left adrift after his dad’s sudden departure, teenager Serginho works as a vendor at the local market, playing father figure to his little brother and companion to his frazzled, alcoholic mother. As Serginho’s burgeoning sexuality clashes with his own search for a role model, the film reveals a new level of tenderness.
Run Time: 87 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema, Cinema of the Americas
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/ausenciaofilme