CARNE (Flesh)

Watch full film (11min) at The New York Times Op-Docs

“Camila Kater’s debut short is a fresh, unprejudiced reflection on femininity through successive stages of life. A resourceful documentary, “Carne” mixes diverse techniques such as paint, watercolor, stop motion, 35mm film and virtual imagery decomposition to obtain a harmonious, vindicating ensemble narrated by five women from childhood to old age”


“Debut films this polished and ambitious are rare. Well done.”

Cartoon Brew

CARNE (Flesh) is Brazilian Spanish animated documentary directed by Camila Kater, produced by Lívia Perez (Doctela) & Chelo Loureiro (Abano Producións) and distributed by Freak Agency.

Synopsis: Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age.

CARNE world premiered at Locarno Int’l Film Festival in 2019. The film was
officially selected for over 250 film festivals including TIFF, IDFA, DOK Leipzig, AFI,
Palm Springs ShortFest, Annecy, Tampere among many others. CARNE has received more
than 70 awards worldwide, including the Special Mention at Locarno (Young Jury),
Best Documentary Short Film at ZINEBI, Best European Short Film at Valladolid International Film Festival,  Best Animated Short Film at Havana Film Festival, as well as the 2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival Jury Award. CARNE is qualified for the 2021 Academy Awards Oscar®, and is on the shortlist for the 2021 Goya Awards. CARNE was also a finalist for the 2020 European Film Academy Short Film Award.


Direction | Camila Kater 

Production | Lívia Perez (Doctela) & Chelo Loureiro (Abano Producións)

Protagonists | Rachel Patrício, Larissa Rahal, Raquel Virgínia, Valquiria Rosa, Helena Ignez

Storyline | Camila Kater & Bruna Kater

Script | Camila Kater & Ana Julia Carvalheiro

Animation | Camila Kater, Giovana Affonso, Flávia Godoy, Cassandra Reis and Leila Monsegur

Edition / Photography | Samuel Mariani

Original Soundtrack | Sofía Oriana Infante

Sound Design | Julia Teles

Distribution | Freak Agency

Technical information:

Duration | 12 min

Language | Portuguese

Techniques | oil painting on plate, stop-motion, watercolor animacion, 2D digital, claymation & direct animation on 35mm film

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