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With his at once contemporary and timeless drama, Affonso Uchôa confirms his reputation as one of the most promising talents in Brazilian cinema. Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins — or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. "An instant classic. Has the truly rare capacity to inspire and energize with the optimistic sense that nothing is impossible." (The Hollywood Reporter)