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Socrates (2019)



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After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point.

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A work whose accomplishments signal a director of great promise.

August 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This passionate first feature crams a lot of drama into its brief 71 minutes.

August 15, 2019 | Full Review…

[T]he blistering sincerity in "Socrates" is not fabricated but channeled from its authentic source. Sugarcoating was not allowed.

August 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Striking in its gritty, powerful authenticity.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

[Moratto] imbues this unhappy slice of slum life with an energy and compassion that transcends mere miserabilism.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Although scripted with plenty of incident, Socrates presents a mediocre conclusion. However, that aspect doesn't undermine the severity and importance of the topics addressed.

February 9, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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