Carefree Elias (Kelner Macedo) works at a textile factory, juggles long shifts, dreams of the sea, and enjoys animated nights-out with no-strings sexual encounters. As he tries to discern where his future may lead him, Elias tries to take pleasure in the small things in life. After yet another night of working overtime, he and his coworkers decide to go out for a bit of fun, ultimately leading to new encounters and unexpected desires.
The colorful and engrossing new film Body Electric has been earning rave reviews. Gay Essential said that “Forming a dreamlike film that flows organically and instinctively, (director Marcelo) Caetano does manage to create a truly unique ambience, a overflown with serenity, love and voluptuousness.” Vague Visages said that “The film examines – with a joyous vibe – the exploring of one’s identity and sexuality through fashion and partying.” And Variety called it “A satisfying warmhearted film whose understated charms leave a pleasant glow.”