MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES
Canadian Cinema

Man Proposes, God Disposes

Year 2017
Runtime 81 mins
Language English / Polish / Portuguese
Subtitles English
World Premiere

WINNER OF SPECIAL JURY MENTION, BEST CANADIAN FEATURE AWARD

After a one-night stand with a Brazilian woman results in a surprise pregnancy, a Polish man travels to São Paulo to restart his life.

In Canadian director Daniel Leo's bold debut feature film, Karol (Mateusz Nedza) is stuck in a rut. Without a job and living at home with his mother and sister, he engages in small organized crime during the day and goes clubbing all night. Then one day he receives a phone call from Brazil that changes his life: a one-night stand with a visiting Brazilian tourist named Bruna (Bruna Massarelli) has resulted in a surprise pregnancy. As someone who grew up with an absent father, the choice for Karol is clear, and he quickly leaves Poland for São Paulo.

Bruna, however, isn't necessarily pleased by Karol's sudden appearance. Dealing with an unexpected pregnancy while Brazil is on the edge of political chaos means she has no patience for her new couchsurfer's immaturity. But as Karol and Bruna slowly open up to each other, they realize how much they each need human connection. Neither one of them, however, can be prepared for what fate has in store.

Countries

Canada
Attending Guests
Director Daniel Leo and Executive Producer Bruno Haidar at both screenings
Director
Daniel Leo
Executive Producer
Bruno Haidar
Producer
Cao Quintas
Screenwriter
Daniel Leo, Mateusz Nedza
Cinematographer
Daniel Leo
Editor
Lucas Moesch
Music
Maurício Zani
Cast
Mateusz Nedza, Bruna Massarelli, Erick Mozer, Martyna Byczkowska