This elegant, surrealist fantasy celebrates the freedom of the imagination and cinema. A man and a woman – they could be lovers, but also artists, film actors or writers of their own script – surrender themselves to a strange role-play that seems to follow the logic of a dream. In absurdist tinted fantasy scenes filled with symbolism, they realise their secret and often erotically-tinted desires. Even a model train can acquire an unexpected significance. 
In this way Beduino reveals itself to be a playful and associative mosaic with a broad pallet filled with contrasts and stylistic changes. There’s room for philosophical wordplay and existential admiration, but also for exalted kitsch and tinkered cinema. Life and art, light and dark, despair and desire, poetry and pathos, tenderness and conflict measure up to each other. En passant, Bressane also found space for quotes from earlier work, including Memories of a Blonde Strangler (1971).

Filmmaker
Júlio Bressane
Country
Brazil
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
76’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Bruno Safadi
Production Company
TB Produções
Sales
TB Produções
Writer
Júlio Bressane, Rosa Dias
Cinematography
Paulo Schettino, Pablo Baião
Editor
Rodrigo Lima
Production Design
Moa Batsow
Sound Design
Damião Lopes
Music
Júlio Bressane
Cast
Alessandra Negrini, Fernando Eiras