Directed by Marcelo Caetano
Written by Marcelo Caetano and Gabriel Domingues
Brazil / France / The Netherlands
At the age of 17, recently released from the juvenile detention center and abandoned by his family, Baby finds in the hardness of São Paulo’s underworld, the affections he needs for the transition to adulthood.
Marcelo Caetano was born in 1982 in Belo Horizonte. He lives in Sao Paulo since 2004.
In 2017 he directed CORPO ELECTRICO (BODY ELECTRIC), his first long feature film, launched at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, and then selected in the festivals of Belfort Entrevues, Chéries-Chéris, Hong Kong, Montreal, La Havane etc. The movie has received the prize of Best film in the Guadalajara film festival and also won awards at Queer Lisboa, Outfest Los Angeles and Bilbao. In Brazil, it was elected Best Brazilian Film of the Year 2017 by the Association of Critics of Sao Paulo (APCA) and the Northeast (ACCECINE). It was released on french screens in mai 2018, with a great press coverage. The movie has also been released in Holland, Belgium, Germany, USA, Canada, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Poland.
Marcelo was the casting director of AQUARIUS (2016) and BACURAU (2019) of Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. He was co-writer and assistant director of Anna Muylaert’s FROM ONE FAMILY TO ANOTHER (DON’T CALL ME SON, 2016), and assistant director of RODEO (NEON BULL, 2015) by Gabriel Mascaro.
He directed three short films : BALL (2009), BY YOUR SIDE (2011) and VERONA (2013), selected at the festivals Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, Indie Lisboa, Montreal etc.