Inferninho

My Own Private Hell

Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes

Deusimar's bar is very special. The kind of place where someone in a grubby Mickey Mouse suit can sit alongside someone dressed up as Wolverine. Where the bartender wears a pink rabbit suit and the vocalist doesn’t quite make the notes. Gay, straight, drag queen or Disney fan: here people can live out their dreams to the full, surrounded by flashing Christmas lights and pink glitter trimmings.

The Portuguese word inferninho can be translated as 'little hell', and that's the name of this grubby nightclub. Deusimar wants to leave; her lover, the sailor Jarbas, wants to stay. When gangsters and project developers start getting involved with the bar, this safe haven for outsiders is suddenly in danger.

My Own Private Hell, a cooperative venture between a film collective and a like-minded theatre group, was originally conceived as a play and then a TV series. In the end it became this surrealistic film about dreams, love, identity and the importance of having a local bar where you feel at home.

Also see The Cannibal Club

Screenings

  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 7
    English subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 1
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 6
    English subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 2
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy
  • KINO 4
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
82’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Caroline Louise, Amanda Pontes, Guto Parente, Rogério Mesquita
Production Company
Marrevolto, Tardo, Bagaceira
Sales
Embaúba Filmes
Writer
Guto Parente, Pedro Diógenes, Rafael Martins
Cinematography
Victor De Melo
Editor
Victor Costa Lopes
Production Design
Taís Augusto
Sound Design
Lucas Coelho
Music
Vitor Colares, Felipe Lima
Cast
Yuri Yamamoto, Demick Lopes, Samya De Lavor, Rafael Martins, Tatiana Amorim, Paulo Ess, Galba Nogueira