The Cult


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The Cult.

In the year 2040, the city of Recife, in Brazil, is deserted and in ruins. It was abandoned by the wealthy, who migrated to space colonies. The son of one of these rich families, bored in his new address, decides to return. In Recife, he redecorates his old house and spends his time reading, walking and getting involved with various men. Gradually, however, he perceives strange signs in the streets and discovers the existence of a secret cult.


André Antônio was born in 1988 in Recife, Brazil. He worked as an editor in several Brazilian films before founding, in 2012 and along with filmmakers Chico Lacerda, Fábio Ramalho and Rodrigo Almeida, the independent queer cinema collective Surto & Deslumbramento ( In this collective, he directed two short films, “MAMA” (2012) and “CANTO DE OUTONO” (2014). “THE CULT” (“A Seita”, 2015) is his first feature film. André is also a researcher at Rio de Janeiro Federal University in the topics Cinema, Nostalgia and Artifice.


  • Title
    The Cult
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    70′, col.

  • Director
    André Antônio
  • Screenplay
    André Antônio
  • Editing
    Chico Lacerda
  • Photography
    Breno César

  • Sound
    Guga Rocha
  • Cast
    Pedro Neves, Ericka Rolim,
    Felipe Araújo, Júlio Emílio,
    Paulo Faltay, Sosha

    • Producer
      Dora Amorim
    • Production
      Surto & Deslumbramento and Ponte Produções

  • Rio de Janeiro IFF 2015
  • Mix Brasil 2015
  • Festival de Cinema de Santa Maria da Feira 2015
  • Close – Festival Nacional de Cinema da Diversidade Sexual 2015
  • Festival Internacional Pachamama Cinema de Fronteira 2015
  • Retrospectiva/expectativa – Cinema da Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, 2015
  • Semana Cinerama 2015 Rio de Janeiro
  • Goteborg IFF 2016
  • Mostra do Filme Livre 2016
  • FECIBA – Festival de Cinema Baiano 2016
  • PopPorn 2016
  • Retrospectiva/expectativa – Cinema do Dragão Fortaleza, 2016
  • Mostra de Cinema Contemporâneo do Nordeste Feira de Santana 2016
  • Mostra Cinema Brasileiro Contemporâneo – Cinemateca Brasileira São Paulo 2016
  • Mostra Novíssimo Cinema Brasileiro – Cinusp Paulo Emílio São Paulo 2016
  • Cine UFPel Pelotas 2016
  • Inéditos/ passou batido em BH Belo Horizonte 2016
  • Mix Mexico 2016
  • Outfest Los Angeles 2016
  • Rio Gay Fest 2016 – National Panorama
  • Monterrey International Queer Film Festival 2016
  • Queer Lisboa 2016
  • NewFest New York 2016
  • Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival Kingston 2017
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2017
  • Brasil Distopico Rio de Janiero 2017

  • Mix Brasil 2015 – Suzy Capo Award
  • Festival de Cinema de Santa Maria da Feira 2015, Revelation Award
  • Mostra do Filme Livre 2016, Most Free Feature Film Award

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