A film by Cao Guimarães
Waiting is to recognize oneself incomplete. A film that has as its theme the waiting, registered in its most varied manifestations. The waiting in a queue, the mystical waiting, the waiting for an actor to enter the scene, the harrowing waiting for the sleep to come, waiting for the hormonal effects in a gender identity adequacy. The waiting time is confused with the time of one's life, in a world in which we are unlearning to wait.
Cao Guimarães works on the crossing between cinema and visual arts. With intense production since the late 80s, the artist has been collected by prestigious names such as Tate Modern (United Kingdom), MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum (USA),Fondation Cartier (France), Colección Jumex (Mexico), Inhotim (Brazil), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Spain) and others. Participated of important exhibitions such as XXV and XXVII São Paulo Biennial, Brazil; Insite Biennial 2005, Mexico; Cruzamentos:
Contemporary Art in Brazil, USA; Tropicália: The 60s in Brazil, Austria; Sharjah Biennial 11 Film Programme, United Arab Emirates and Ver é Uma Fábula, Brazil, a huge retrospective with most of the artist’s works exhibited in Itaú Cultural, Brazil.
Is the author of nine feature films: The Man of the Crowd (2013), Otto (2012), Elvira Lorelay Alma de Dragón (2012), Ex It (2010), Drifter (2007), Accident (2006), The Soul of the Bone (2004), Two Way Street (2002) and The End of the Endless (2001).
Cao Guimarães has been invited to display his works at renowned international film festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Venice, Rotterdam and Berlin. Retrospective of his films were held in MoMA (2011), Itaú Cultural (2013), BAFICI (Buenos Aires) e Cinemateca do México em 2014. In September 2017 the largest exhibition and film retrospective of his works was held at Eye Filmmuseum (Amsterdam).
Cao Guimarães, Daniela Barbosa, Gael Benitez
Screenplay: Cao Guimarães
Cinematographer: Beto Magalhães, Cao Guimarães, Danilo Carneiro
Editing: Cao Guimarães, Ralph Antunes
Sound and Music: O Grivo
Sound recording: Gustavo Fioravante
Producer: Aline X
Production Company: 88 art cinema
Original Title: Espera