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Interview: Gabriela Amaral Almeida – The Father’s Shadow | 2019 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival

Interview: Gabriela Amaral Almeida – The Father’s Shadow | 2019 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival

With barely a year between productions, Brazilian filmmaker Gabriela Amaral Almeida moves from survivalism in O Animal Cordial to enlarger genre parameters to delve into grief and loss in her sophmore feature. Produced by Rodrigo Teixeira, The Father’s Shadow was selected was a double winner at the 2019 edition of the Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Rian Kraether Goettert covered the film for us and in his skype interview with the filmmaker they touched upon writing and directing in the horror genre, the process of bringing The Father’s Shadow from the Sundance Labs into production and the current political climate in Brazil and how its implications.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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