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2016 IFFR Interview: Tião (ANIMAL POLÍTICO)

2016 IFFR Interview: Tião (ANIMAL POLÍTICO)

A cow tries to convince herself she’s really happy. But one evening, just before Christmas, she is overwhelmed by a sense of emptiness – a strange, new experience. The crisis makes her decide to go traveling to find her true self. Grippingly existential – but also irresistibly humorous. She has everything her heart desires. She’s

Filmmaker Interview: Alê Abreu (Boy And The World)

Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage

65th Berlinale Interview: Lirio Ferreira (Co Writer/Director – ‘Blue Blood/Sangue Azul’)

Living on an idyllic island paradise, ten-year-old Pedro was separated from his sister Raquel because their mother feared a forbidden attraction between the siblings. Against his will, the boy was sent away to the mainland where he joined a traveling circus. Growing up among a colorful family of circus performers, Pedro transforms into a legendary

2015 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Ale Paschoalini (Co Writer/Director: Asco)

It all begins with a denial. A love that cannot be. Choked by his broken heart, a man tries to find the voice of peace in order to go on. Uses the distance to observe and learn the new life of his ex-companion. Collects information about the female that filled his being with darkness. Starts

Review: ‘The Zero Theorem’

DIRECTED by Terry Gilliam STARRING Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw Now in Select Theaters & VOD There are many haunting juxtapositions in The Zero Theorem and they begin almost immediately. A bald, naked man sits at a desk staring into an advanced computer screen of celestial

Rooftop Films Filmmaker Profile: Petra Costa (Director – ‘ELENA’)

‘ELENA’ is the feature documentary debut from Brazilian director Petra Costa charts her poetic journey in search of her sister, Elena, whose volatile life moves from their South American home to the gridded brownstones of New York City, fluidly capturing the spirit of loss through home video, tape recordings, beautifully realized artistic interludes, and a

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