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Heavier Is The Sky

(Mais Pesado é o Céu)
East Coast Premiere

Director: Petrus Cariry

Brazil, 2023, 98 min

Shooting Format:Digital 4K DCI

Festival Year:2024

Category:Narrative Feature

Genres:Drama, Thriller

WINNER: Best Cinematography

Cast:Matheus Nachtergaele, Ana Luiza Rios, Sívia Buarque, Danny Barbosa, Buda Lira

Crew:Writers: Firmino Holanda, Pertrus Cariry, Rosemberg Cariry. Producer: Bárbara Cariry.


After taking in an abandoned child, Teresa meets Antonio, and the two begin a journey on the roads. The share a past in common, which is the memories of a town submerged at the bottom of a dam. Life is a dream, but the future is uncertainty.


About the director

Born in Brazil in 1977, Petrus Cariry directed his first feature film in 2007, the award-winning film 'The Grain', which started the trilogy of death, followed by 'Mother and Daughter' (2011) and 'Clarisse' (2015) that together won more than 100 awards at national and international film festivals. In 2018 he released 'The Boat', his first feature film after the death trilogy. In 2019, Petrus released the documentary 'The Welles Raft' directed in collaboration with Firmino Holanda. Petrus Cariry films have been shown at important film festivals such as Nantes (3 Continents), India (IFFI), Toulouse, Mar Del Plata, Habana, Miami and Oldenburg.


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