U.S. Trailer for Gabriel Mascaro’s ‘Neon Bull’

Gabriel Mascaro's Movie

Not gonna lie, I have to admit that the poster for Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro‘s Neon Bull (Boi Neon) has sure peaked my interest in the movie.

I haven’t seen it, I’ve just learned that Mascaro’s follow-up to his well-received August Winds received wide acclaim after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival and TIFF 2015.

Juliano Cazarré stars as a cowpoke who works at a local rodeo and loves to make dresses in his spare time. The Palm Springs International Film Festival billed the picture as being gay, but I’ve heard there’s nothing gay about this film unless you think seeing an erect penis on the screen makes a film gay.

Elsewhere, cinematographer Diego García (Cemetery of Splendor) “provides by turns breezily idyllic and swelteringly sensuous images here.” Watch the new U.S. trailer and check out the mesmerizing official poster below.

Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 8.

Gabriel Mascaro's Movie

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. “Neon Bull” explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar (Juliano Cazarre), a handsome cowboy who works the events. While he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, Iremar’s real dream is to design exotic outfits for dancers.