Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St #100 Miami, FL 33131(305) 536-5000


Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Alexandre Moratto

Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Sócrates

Running Time: 71min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Jordan Ressler First Feature Film Award

Socrates is a 15-year-old boy living a hardscrabble life on the margins of São Paulo. After his mother’s sudden death, he finds himself alone and without any kind of support. As Socrates searches for a new sense of family, he learns on a whole new level what being an adult is all about.

Socrates’ story might have made for a sad story — except Socrates is a resourceful, proud and determined young man with an inspirational sense of fortitude. The amazing distinction of this film, produced by Ramin Bahrani, is that Socrates was entirely co-written, produced and acted by real at-risk teenagers from local low-income communities, with the support of UNICEF.



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Director: Alexandre Moratto
Producer: Tammy Weiss, Ramin Bahrani, Jefferson Paulino, Alexandre Moratto
Screenwriter: Alexandre Moratto, Thayná Mantesso
Production Company: Querô Filmes

Music: Felipe Puperi, Tiago Abrahão
Cinematographer: João Gabriel de Queiroz
Editor: Alexandre Moratto

Cast: Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji

Alexandre Moratto

Alexandre Moratto is a Brazilian-American filmmaker based between California and São Paulo. He received his BFA from the UNC School of the Arts. His award-winning short films include “The Other Side” (2010), "The Parting" (2012), and "Nowhere to Be Found" (2015). He is making his feature film debut with Socrates (2019).

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