Elon não acredita na morte

Madalena has vanished. Elon saw his wife yesterday before she left for work but when he went to pick her up, she was nowhere to be found. Her colleagues don’t know where she is, she isn’t in one of the hospitals and the police think it’s too soon to file a missing person’s report. And so Elon wanders Belo Horizonte at night, past endless concrete and favelas. Life in the metropolis seems dimmed, as if it too awaits Madalena’s return.
The camera sticks close to Elon, pulling us further into his world. It’s a claustrophobic one, and increasingly so. Whilst others shrug their shoulders, dismissing his worries, Elon’s restlessness increases. He tacks back and forth between doubt and paranoia, which doesn’t help his grip on reality. The minimalist, haunting soundtrack by Daniel Saveedra and Pablo Lamar (of La última tierra fame) punctuates this impressive report on a disintegrating life.

Filmmaker
Ricardo Alves Jr.
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
75’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia, Silvia Cruz, Julia Alves, Michael Wahrmann
Production Company
Entrefilmes, Punta Colorada de Cinema, Sancho Filmes
Sales
EntreFilmes
Writer
Diego Hoefel, João Salaviza, Ricardo Alves Jr.
Cinematography
Matheus Rocha
Editor
Frederico Benevides, Michael Wahrmann
Production Design
Diogo Hayashi
Music
Daniel Saavedra
Cast
Lourenço Mutarelli, Silvana Stein, Germano Melo, Rômulo Braga, Clara Choveaux
Website
http://www.entrefilmes.com.br/Elon-nao-Acredita-na-Morte