Following an anxiety attack and a bout of depression, filmmaker Daniel Lentini allows his camera to show the way, and he leaves Rio de Janeiro. In short scenes, he shows us the things that attract his attention. A stretch of river, a bird in a room, the shadow of a window frame on a wall, a close-up of a dog, the reflection of his own face in a cup of coffee. All filmed with love, leaving space for the stories of people sharing a similar fate in Cuba, Haiti and Brazil. The fear and unrest he feels in himself and others remain hidden behind the poetic, almost abstract, scenes.

‘I live, therefore I film’ is one of the rules of life the filmmaker has imposed upon himself. In the tension of contemporary Brazil, he turns his attention to the ordinary and thus creates a moment of peace and happiness.

International title
Indirect Animal
Filmmaker
Daniel Lentini
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Cuba, Haiti, Brazil
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
51’
Language
Portuguese, Spanish, Creole, English
Producer
Daniel Lentini
Production Company
If You Hold A Stone, DALE Filmes
Sales
If You Hold A Stone
Writer
Daniel Lentini
Cinematography
Daniel Lentini
Editor
Ricardo Pretti