PRIVATE DESERT tells the story of Daniel (Antonio Saboia, BACURAU), a troubled cop with a history of run-ins with the authorities, who seeks refuge from a potentially career-ending scandal with a faraway stranger with whom he has been conducting an intense affair entirely on social media. But when his paramour abruptly ghosts him, Daniel impulsively sets off thousands of miles cross-country in a desperate attempt to salvage the lost relationship – a quest that will profoundly change the course of both their lives. The critically acclaimed PRIVATE DESERT is a riveting Brazilian romantic drama that melds stunning road movie vistas, twisting narrative turns and a swelling forbidden love story to the beat of Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’.
Join the cast and crew from PRIVATE DESERT as they discuss how they approached their roles in Aly Muritiba’s acclaimed film.
Interview with Aly Muritiba – Giornate degli Autori
Writer-director Aly Muritiba sits down at Giornate degli Autori to discuss his inspiration for his latest film PRIVATE DESERT.
The Factory (A Fábrica)
In this short directed by Aly Muritiba, the writer-director of PRIVATE DESERT, Lindalva (Eloina Duvoisin Ferreira) risks everything to smuggle a phone into prison for her son Metruti (Andrew Knoll). THE FACTORY is a candid look at the incarcerated and parental love.