Program
2021

27 August
Thursday 27-08-2020
time 17:15
Teatro Sperimentale - Sala Grande

Felipe Bragança

UM ANIMAL AMARELO | A YELLOW ANIMAL

Brazil/Portugal 2020 , 116’

“Brazil, this huge Latin American land, still nurtures the traumas left by a legacy of slavery. […] In the darkest hours of the Brazilian dictatorship of the 1970’s, cinema delivered a cult of tropicalism, the film Macunaima (1970) by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade. A Yellow Animal, directed by Felipe Bragança half a century later, follows up on the issues raised by Macunaima about the Brazilian identity marked by the curse of political violence. In tune with the cinematic challenges posed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Karim Aïnouz in their latest films, which show a deep knowledge of film genres along with a profound need to reawaken the political conscience of the viewer-citizen – namely the Brazilian – Felipe Bragança captures contemporary Brazil and its own deep questioning. To do so, he created a waltz that boasts the fantastic strangeness of magic realism unravelling a story that connects Brazil, the Portuguese-speaking Africa of Mozambique, and Portugal.” Cédric Lépine, Mediapart, February 6th, 2020

Felipe Bragança

Felipe Bragança (1980, Brazil) studied Film at the Universidade Federal Fluminense. As scriptwriter and assistant director, he worked together with Karim Aïnouz on the film Suely in the Sky (2006) and the TV series Alice (2008). With Marina Meliande, he made two short films and the trilogy Hearts on Fire. He was artist in residence at the California Institute of Arts (CalArts) in 2012. Together with Portuguese Golden Globe winner, actress Catarina Wallenstein, he directed the mid-length movie Bring Me the Head of Carmen M., which had its premiere at IFFR in 2019 and then screened at the PFF. His latest feature A Yellow Animal was also presented at IFFR.

sceneggiatura/screenplay Felipe Bragança
fotografia/cinematography Glauco Firpo
montaggio/editing Marina Meliande, Karen Black
musica/music Jonas Sá, Ricardo Dias Gomes
produttori/producers Marina Meliande, Luís Urbano
interpreti/cast
JHigor Campagnaro, Isabél Zuaa, Catarina Wallenstein,
Tainá Medina, Sophie Charlotte, Marcio Vito

 


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