Brazilian filmmaker Ramon Porto Mota refers to his feature debut as a spiritual slasher; an apt description. The group of teens who have arrived on an island for a brief holiday – a place virtually no one else inhabits and which is almost always dark – scarcely lose any blood. It’s not their bodies that get slashed. They talk, drink and wander the beach, plagued by increasingly disturbing visions. "Memories of a future dream", someone says. Again apt. Their photos on a mobile phone seem corroded by acid.

From all these elements, Porto Mora constructs a refined metaphor for their uncertain futures. Behind them lies their youth, which they reminisce about. Ahead lies darkness. They have no idea what they will find. What they will lose becomes more apparent by the hour.

Screenings

  • Fri 25 Jan Cinerama 4
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  • Mon 28 Jan Pathé 5
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  • Tue 29 Jan Cinerama 5
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  • Wed 30 Jan LantarenVenster 3
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  • Fri 1 Feb LantarenVenster 4
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International title
The Yellow Night
Filmmaker
Ramon Porto Mota
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
102’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Rodolpho De Barros, Mariah Benaglia, Ramon Porto Mota
Sales
Rodolpho De Barros
Writer
Ramon Porto Mota, Jhésus Tribuzi
Cinematography
Flora Dias
Editor
Fábio Andrade
Production Design
Dayse Barreto, Diogenes Mendonça
Sound Design
Léo Bortolin
Music
Vito Quintans
Cast
Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Richard, Clara de Oliveira, Felipe Espíndola, Marina Alencar, Matheus Martins, Rana Sui