While there is no official award for best title at the Sundance Film Festival (perhaps there should be), “Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!” would surely be in the running. But if the name doesn’t grab you, certainly the evocative trailer, as it comes loaded with an array of gorgeous images all set to the sounds of composer Carlos Gomes, should.
Directed by Felipe Bragança, and starring Eduardo Macedo, Cauã Reymond, Adeli Gonzales, Zahy Guajajara, Claudia Assunção, and Ney Matogrosso, the movie is a love story set against the backdrop of war, and all told with a fairy-tale touch. Here’s the official synopsis:
In this fable about love and memories, Joca is a 13-year-old Brazilian boy in love with an indigenous Paraguayan girl. To conquer her love, he must face the violent region’s war-torn past and the secrets of his elder brother, Fernando, a motorcycle cowboy.
“Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!” will have its first screening at Sundance on January 22nd at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian.