Paixões recorrentes

  • 94'
  • Brazil
  • 2022

It’s 1939, and the world is teetering on the edge. On the day World War Two breaks out, a group of people discuss the state of the world in a little bar on a South American beach, far away from the front. A Brazilian communist faces off against a Portuguese capitalist; an Argentinian fascist against a Trotskyist French actress. On this remote sandbank, they all defend their ideologies that have been overtaken by reality. Parallels with the contemporary rise of extremist ideologies in Brazil (and around the globe) are hard to ignore.

The theatricality of this allegorical tale, with its unity of time and place, and highly symbolic characters, is disrupted by the extremely cinematic nature of the landscape in which the discussions are held. Paixões recorrentes was shot entirely on Ilha do Mel, a small island and nature preserve on the Paranaguá Bay estuary in southern Brazil.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Director
Ana Carolina Teixeira Soares
Country of production
Brazil
Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
94'
Medium
DCP
International title
Endless Passions
Languages
Portuguese, French, Spanish
Producer
Ana Carolina Teixeira Soares
Production Company
Crystal Cinematográfica Ltda
Sales
O2
Screenplay
Ana Carolina Teixeira Soares
Cinematography
Luis Abramo
Editor
Mair Tavares
Production Design
Roberto Costa, Ana Carolina Teixeira Soares
Sound Design
José Moreau Louzeiro, Simone Petrillo, Ney Fernandes
Music
Marcelo Amalfi
Cast
Thérèse Cremieux, Luciano Cáceres, Pedro Barreiro, Silvana Ivaldi, Danilo Grangheia, Iran Gomes, Luiz Octávio Moraes