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Desires of the flesh

O Mistério da Carne


A film by Rafaela Camelo

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): LGBTQ / Women / Youth

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Desires of the flesh

  • Rafaela Camelo


    Rafaela Camelo is a film director and screenwriter born in Brazil in 1985. She has a bachelor s degree as a filmmaker at University of Brasilia (DF, Brazil) and a graduate degree in scripwritting from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Her short "Desires of the Flesh" was premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2019 and won the best short film prize at Festival Biarritz Amerique Latine and Fest New Directors/New Films this same year. Her debut "The Art of Walking Through the Streets" was exhibited at the Havana Film Festival 2012 and received awards for best film, best script and best director at many festivals around the world. Both religiosity and coming-of-age are recurrent subjects in the stories she writes. She is now preparing her first feature film, "Blood of My Blood", winner of the prix BAL-LAB of feature project at Festival Biarritz Amerique Latine 2019.

    2011: The art of walking through the streets
    2019: Desires of the Flesh

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Brasilia Film Festival
  • 2018: Mix Brasil
  • 2019: Sundance Film Festival
  • 2019: Femcine 9 – Women's Film Festival
  • 2019: Queer Film Festival Munchen
  • 2019: Durban International Film Festival
  • 2019: FEST New Directors | New Films Festival
  • 2019: Queer Lisboa
  • 2019: Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine
  • 2019: Paris LGBT+ film festival Chéries-Chéris


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Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 19'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Brazil
  • Original Language(s): Portuguese
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Bianca Terraza, Pâmela Germano
  • Screenplay: Rafaela Camelo
  • Cinematographer: Leonardo Feliciano
  • Editor: Rafaela Camelo
  • Sound: Francisco Craesmeyer
  • Music: Eduardo Canavezes
  • Producer: Daniela Marinho, Otavio Chamorro

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Apoteótica Cinematográfica
  • Coproduced by: Moveo Filmes