A Yellow Animal

  • 115'
  • Brazil
  • 2020

How to make a film in a country that is losing its identity? This is the question facing Fernando, the protagonist in A Yellow Animal: a bankrupt, thirty-something-white-male filmmaker from Brazil. On the basis of the adventures of this alter ego, versatile and productive director Felipe Bragança gives an imaginative, melancholy, provocative and colourful answer to this question in his new film.

Obsessed by this grandfather's past, and pursued from an early age by the spirit of a Mozambiquan, Fernando's odyssey takes him to Mozambique and Portugal, ever closer to the roots of Brazil's cultural dilemma. A Yellow Animal argues for a Brazilian film that causes nationalist, ethnic and colonial boundaries to fade. Because, as with the best trips, in this tragicomic fable it's not so much about the destination, but the unpredictable journey.

Director
Felipe Bragança
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
115'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Um animal amarelo
Language
Portuguese
Producers
Marina Meliande, Luís Urbano
Production Companies
Duas Mariola Filmes, O Som e a Fúria
Sales
Shellac
Cinematography
Glauco Firpo
Editor
Marina Meliande, Karen Black
Production Design
Dina Salem Levy
Sound Design
Fernando Henna
Music
Jonas Sá, Ricardo Dias Gomes
Cast
Higor Campagnaro, Catarina Wallenstein, Isabél Zuaa, Tainá Medina, Matamba Joaquim, LucÍlia Raimundo, Diogo Dória