'What is this thing called love? This funny thing called love? Just who can solve its mystery? Why should it make a fool of me?' So goes the short, poetic synopsis provided by the filmmakers Bruno Safadi and Ricardo Pretti for this third part of their trilogy Operation Sonia Silk.
In this 'operation', shot in three weeks, the directors each separately made one part (Harmonica’s Howl and Rio Belongs to Us, both shown at IFFR 2012), and then this joint third part, which grew into a surprising high-point. A joy to watch and hear, a film that occasionally looks like a making-of, occasionally an essay and always as a homage to cinema and love in text, sound and vision: 'verbivocovisual', as Brazilian form poets call that.
The whole thing breathes the atmosphere of romantic Hollywood films from the 1930s, but is equally influenced by the Cinema Marginal directors Bressane and Sganzerla. Young star actresses Leandra Leal and Mariana Ximenes worked in the film for free.



Original title
O fim de uma era
Filmmaker
Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
73’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Rita Toledo, Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti
Production Company
DAZA, TB Produções, Alumbramento
Sales
DAZA
Writer
Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti
Cinematography
Lucas Barbi
Editor
Luiz Pretti
Sound Design
Edson Secco
Cast
Helena Ignez, Leandra Leal, Bruno Safadi, Ricardo Pretti, Mariana Ximenes
Website
http://dazafilmes.com.br/project/o-fim-de-uma-era