Vidas Secas (1963) AKA Barren Lives

A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place to live, with food and work. But the drought and misery destroy their hopes.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos. AKA Barren Lives
Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares, Gilvan Lima, Genivaldo Lima.

1964 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.

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