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Defiant Brasilia  //  Avenida Brasilia formosa (Orig.)

DIR: Gabriel Mascaro
2010 / Brazil / 84 min

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Pirambu, a fisherman, was removed from both his home in the slums and his livelihood, in order to make way for the construction of the Brasilia Formosa Avenue, which occupies a valuable stretch of Recife’s urban coastline. Fabio, who works with video, registering important events in the community, holds rare images of an historic and emblematic visit by President Lula to the neighbourhood when the slum was destroyed. Fabio is hired by Debora, a manicurist, to film her Big Brother application video. He also films the birthday party of Cauan, a five year Spiderman fan. Through the day-to-day routine of Pirambu, Fabio, Debora and Cauan and a poetic web of encounters, memories and desires the film Defiant Brasilia provides a sensorial insight into the contemporary reality of its residents and their relationship with the newly constructed avenue. Placing real characters within a fictional structure and with a strong photographic conceptual framework, the film draws you into a cinemagraphic dance, a ballet that suspends and sustains reality on the very points of its toe

About

Director Gabriel Mascaro
Screenplay Gabriel Mascaro
Dir. of Photography Ivo Lopes Araújo
Editing Tatiana Almeida
Music
Sound Gera Vieira, Carlos Montenegro
Duration 84 min
Year 2010
Country Brazil
Colour Colour
Tags cities, social issues, society, staged
Production Plano 9 Producoes
Plano 9 Producoes
Country:  Brazil

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International Film Festival Rotterdam ...

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010-Bright Future -World Premiere Bafici, Argentina 2010-Official Competition Filmfest München 2010-Official Competition IDFF Jihlava 2010

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