7 Prisoners

Brazil, 93m, DCP

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Screened November 5–11, 2021

An impoverished teen seeking to escape the clutches of a human trafficker must weigh living up to his moral code against his struggle to survive. Torn from the dark side of today’s economic desperation, 7 Prisoners is a tense thriller, one that deepens into a masterful study of power, solidarity, and betrayal. Produced by the Oscar-nominated filmmakers Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and Ramin Bahrani (The White Tiger), the film is the second feature from writer-director Alexandre Moratto (Sócrates), who confirms his status as a major new voice of Brazilian cinema. A Netflix release

In Portuguese with English subtitles

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival

A film by Alexandre Moratto

A gripping and chilling reminder of capitalism’s failures.”

Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter

A harrowing Brazilian hostage thriller wrapped inside a mercilessly harsh coming-of-age story.”

David Ehrlich, IndieWire