2019 Programme

Cousins (Primos)

Unexpected attraction upsets Lucas' quiet country life after the arrival of a distant cousin, fresh out of jail


Mauro Carvalho and Thiago Cazado


Mauro Carvalho and Thiago Cazado


Lucas lives with his pious aunt Lourdes in a quiet, remote country town in Brazil. The youngster spends his days gardening and playing keyboard and avoiding his aunt’s attempts to match-make with local girls, but everything changes when he’s joined by a trouble-making distant cousin Mario, who has recently been released from prison. When their aunt leaves for a religious retreat, Lucas and Mario become friends and much, much more. 

Cousins is writer-director team Mauro Carvalho and Thiago Cazado’s second feature film, following 2017’s About Us (Sobre Nós).