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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…

An intimate and compelling film. Despite the low budget it does what it has to to tell its tale. Really opens the viewers' hearts and minds to the precarious place of many youth around the world.

January 2, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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