Film - International Independents Filmfest 2016


Directed by Rodrigo Siqueira


Director: Rodrigo Siqueira
Section: International Independents
Country: Brazil
Year: 2015
Language: Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Ñasaindy Barrett, Sandra Domingues, Eliana de Freitas, José Roberto Michelazzo, Marcelo Zelic



In 458 ACE, Aeschylus staged the "Oresteia" trilogy. The tragedy culminates with the trial of Orestes, who murdered his own mother to avenge his father's death. This documentary fuses that story with the history of Brazil, inventing an Orestes who kills his father, a torturer under the dictatorship, to avenge his slain mother. ORESTES uses a mock jury and psychodrama sessions to investigate the ways in which the dictatorship left profound marks on official narratives and Brazilians' psyches.

Meet the director


Rodrigo Siqueira

Rodrigo Siqueira was born in Brasil, 1973. His debut, THE EARTH GIVETH, THE EARTH TAKETH, received the most awards of any Brazilian documentary in 2010-11 and the Young Talent award at the Dok Leipzig festival in Germany. He was nominated as best Latin American documentary director at CineLatino in New York. ORESTES is Rodrigo Siqueira's second feature documentary.


Screenplay: Rodrigo Siqueira
Director of Photography: Leo Resende Ferreira
Film Editor: Lessandro Sócrates, Rodrigo Siqueira
Composer: Antonio Farinaci
Sound: Célio Dutra
Producer: Rodrigo Siqueira
Production Company: 7Estrelo Filmes
Co-Producer: Petra Costa
Co-Production Company: Busca Vida Filmes