The Man who Talked
Fictional – 90’, 2018
Script and direction: Rita Toledo
Production: Carol Benjamin
Starring: Leandra Leal
Consultancy in Films From Rio: Julie Bergeron
Marie Pierre Macia, Licia Eminenti, David Grumbach and
Producer: Carol Benjamin
Production Company: Daza Filmes
. Funding by the Audiovisual Sectorial Fund
PRODAV 05/2014 (Development)
. Selected for the program Films from Rio 2016/17.
Synopsis: “The Man Who Talked To Butterflies” follows the search of Manuela (Leandra Leal) for her husband Patrick, a French anthropologist. While conducting a research amongst the Indians in the Amazon, Patrick goes on a mysterious expedition into the forest, accompanied by only one Indian and does not return. Upon hearing about his disappearance, Manuela decides to go to the indigenous village and search for her husband.