About Charcoal/Carvão

Brazil, 2022. In a remote area in São Paulo's countryside, a rural family who lives beside a charcoal factory accepts a proposal to host a mysterious foreigner. The home soon becomes a hideout as the so-called guest happens to be a highly wanted drug lord. The mother, her husband, and child will have to learn how to share the same roof with this stranger while keeping up appearances of an unchanged peasant routine. [107 min; drama, thriller; Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles]

"A sharp, specific thriller that also has a nice undercurrent of dark humor." — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

"Markowicz maintains a tight grip on the tone, keeping it just on the biting point between black comedy and agonizing suspense." — Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

"The well-calibrated droll and dark satire has a life force that courses in serpentine ways that recall Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite." — Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com

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