“Trabalhar Cansa”aka”Hard Labor”
Trabalhar Cansa aka Hard Labor is the feature film debut written and directed by Brazilian natives Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas. As the case with successful films in horror cinema “Trabalhar Cansa” aka “Hard Labor” offers horror elements infused with social issues, in this case its, socioeconomic undertones.
The feature is acclaimed for its creative presentation of dramatic shift in labor relations in Brazil as a result of the neoliberal policies. “Trabalhar Cansa” aka “Hard Labor” was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize at Paulínia Film Festival in Brazil.
The descriptive synpsis to the film “Trabalhar Cansa” aka “Hard Labor” reads as follows:
In HARD LABOR, a straight middle-class couple slowly succumbs to the allures of entrepreneurship and the horrors of an increasingly schizophrenic job market. Although emotionally in sync, Helena (Helena Albergaria) and her white-collar husband Otavio (Marat Descartes), suddenly find themselves at opposite ends of the labor force: just as she gets ready to open a grocery store (and become a business owner), he is fired from a “stable” job.
As Otávio goes through a series of humiliating and ego-crushing job interviews (and is forced to re-invent himself for a new job market), Helena jumpstarts her grocery store in a mysterious (and progressively deteriorating) building. Soon enough, her enthusiasm for a better future begins to give way to a dark, pervasive doom – and Otávio’s self-upgrading morphs into an eerie transformation
New Yorkers will be getting an exclusive theatrical run before “Trabalhar Cansa” aka “Hard Labor” is realeased Nation wide. “Trabalhar Cansa” aka “Hard Labor” is scheduled for theatrical release on Friday, the 30th of October 2015 at New York’s Cinema Village located at 22 E 12th St, in Greenwich Village New York City, NY. Travel information is furnished in the google map below.