Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Private Desert
(Deserto Particular)

Year: 2021
Country: BRAZIL
Language: Portuguese
Run Time: 120 minutes

Private Desert
Private Desert
Private Desert
Private Desert
Private Desert

Sara boldly stares Daniel in the eyes before turning around and unzipping the dress he bought for her. She shimmies out of the garment and holds it out to him, but lets the dress fall before he can grab it. She walks away, unapologetic. After being ostracized by her family, she is used to people not accepting her for who she is, but it stings more from the man she loves. Daniel picks up the dress and leaves, quietly simmering. With a brutality scandal causing his police career to crumble and his family to distance themselves from him, Daniel felt that Sara—the woman he had been talking long-distance with for months—was the only consistency in his life. But their first meeting did not go at all how he planned, and every interaction since has caused him to question if he knows her at all. And yet, he is drawn to her. PRIVATE DESERT is a delicately crafted film that proves love can be found if we can move beyond our assumptions. —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 9:55 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebar
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Aly Muritiba

Producers
Antonio Gonçalves Junior, Luís Galvão Teles, Gonçalo Galvão Teles, Aly Muritiba

Screenwriting
Aly Muritiba, Henrique dos Santos

Cinematography
Luis Armando Arteaga

Editing
Patricia Saramago

Principal Cast
Antonio Saboia, Pedro Fasanaro, Thomas Aquino, Laila Garin, Cynthia Senek

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