By Leandro Lara
108 min | 2019 | Brazil

Rodantes chronicles the lives of three characters: Tatiane, a young woman who leaves São Paulo in an attempt to rebuild her life after an unresolved past; Odair, a young man who’s in the midst of sexual discoveries, takes risks when he breaks away from his parental home; and Henry, a Haitian immigrant who, after the death of his wife, struggles with his two young children to survive amid the progress and Brazilian poverty.It’s in the state of Rondônia where they run into occasional moments, in the middle of chaos, without involvement greater than their own condition of ambulants.

Screenplay: Lucas C. Barros | Cinematography: Adolpho Veloso | Editing: Fernando Stutz | Art Director: Marcelo Larrea | Executive Producer: Marcelo Torres | Producer: Leandro HBL e Marcela Sutter | Production Company: Mosquito Project | With: Caroline Abras, Félix Smith, Jonathan Well, Murilo Grossi, Fernando Alves Pinto, Clara Chevaux, Rodolfo Vaz, Suzana Vieira Gonçalves, Acauã Sol, Daniel Infantini, Lívia Deschermayer, Benki Ashaninka, Angetona Dorgilus

2019 Rodantes | 2011 Reis da rua (TV) | 2008 Favela onBlast (doc) |2007 Descaminhos (short)


Brazilian Film Festival de Miami and New York (2020) | Cinélatino, 32èmes Rencontres De Toulouse | Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro 2019 (Mostra Novos Realizadores)


Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Leandro Lara is a filmmaker and producer graduated in Arts and Communication at PUC – MG and specialised in direction of photography at the Cuban institute – EscuelaInternacional de Cine y Televisión – based in San Antonio de Los Baños. His intense visual style and ability to connect between photography, video, animation, design and installation were built during three years as a consultant for the pioneer creation laboratory of Benetton, the FABRICA. Established as a filmmaker, he directed and produced a documentary film about Baile Funk music in Brazil with Wesley Pentz (Dj Diplo) called Favela on Blast. Established himself in São Paulo where he's the owner of two production companies, Mosquito Project and Bando Studio.Currently, he’s developing a a new feature film “T.A.Z”, in partnership with the screenwriter Lucas Barros de Camargo and writing the psychological drama “Cleveland”.