Craft (Riscado)


Year: 2010
Country: BRAZIL
Run Time: 85 minutes

Bianca lives in a world full of heavy competition and constant rejection. A struggling actress, she learns that a mastery of her craft may not be enough and is forced to accept such humiliating, trivial jobs—impersonating iconic celebrities for advertisements and birthday celebrations. Vivacious and endearing, she refuses to give up on her dream, grasping to the hope for her big break, and enjoying every bit of life along the way. Finally, opportunity comes knocking when she auditions for a film so perfectly, the director not only hires her, but decides to mold the lead character into a version of Bianca herself. Inspired by her personality and life stories, he absorbs Bianca into the script, finally offering her the chance of a lifetime. But as Bianca soon finds out, a promise is not a contract and the world of a struggling actress threatens to remain a cruel one. The brilliance of CRAFT was co-written by the mesmerizing Karine Teles, who inhabits the role of Bianca with sheer and harrowing integrity. (In Portuguese and French with subtitles) – M.M.

Gustavo Pizzi

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian filmmaker Gustavo Pizzi studied cinema at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has worked as a director, producer, and editor since 1996, generating a number of award-winning shorts and documentaries. He co-wrote CRAFT with lead actress Karine Teles, his wife.

Select Filmography
"Simple Past" (2006), CRAFT (2010)

Print Source

The Global Film Initiative


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