›› Professor Godoy ‹‹

a short film by Gui Ashcar.

2009 | 14 mins | Brazil.

a captivating cinematic equation of love.

Dave says:

Have you ever got bored with life, yet somehow cannot seem able to break free from the security of a repetitious routine? Well in this telling short Professor Godoy (Roney Facchini) has for the past twenty-five years of his life been teaching applied mathematics to a differing set of faces at a private high school. Clearly bored by an existence that revolves around variation methods, differential equations and applied probability, this is a man who knows all about rules, only to be too afraid to break his own set of controls. That is until senior student Felipe (Kauê Telloli) dares to show him the equation of love.

Beautifully written and directed by Gui Ashcar and complete with an overtly gay dream sequence, this short film captivates you with the story of an elderly teacher who has dedicated his life to his work, in the hope that his students will one day emerge more knowledgeable in his field, than what he is - but at a cost; that of the enjoyment of life itself. Well aware of the boundaries between the two; both professional and age, he refuses to play the cat and mouse game that Felipe, ever the cock-tease, would love him to engage in.

For it is that boundary that this work plays with; that of a line that must not be crossed. Yet at the same time, Felipe has awoken a side to the Professor long since suppressed, as this short comes to question just who is the pupil and the teacher when it comes to learning lessons about life, about love? Simply wondrous.

›› check out the Official FreeView on YouTube.
›› revised: Thursday, 16th July, 2020.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - none. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 

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