Still Orangutans

  • 81'
  • Brazil
  • 2007
Still Orangutans is the feature debut by Spolidoro. The film is an adaptation of six stories from the book by 'gaucho' Paulo Scott and is set on a very hot day during one of the warmest summers in Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul.
In all, Spolidoro shot six takes of over 80 minutes. For each take, optimal concentration was needed; after all nothing could go wrong. The biggest problem was that each take was filmed in the middle of a crowd of unwitting people. The shooting took place at characteristic locations, such as the market, the streets, the subway... an enormous challenge for the crew, cast and more than a hundred extras.
The characters carry the film. They come and go in varied, occasionally very bizarre comic situations: Japanese tourists in the subway, girls who kiss on the bus while they talk about football and father Christmas' sack, a 40-year-old man and his tattooed girlfriend who are drinking perfume, visitors to an evangelical party while not interested in God, but only in the singing teacher. Just another day in Porto Alegre.
The music, that is prominently present, places the film in the 1980s: gaucho rock played by a choice selection of local musicians. (ID)

  • 81'
  • Brazil
  • 2007
Director
Gustavo Spolidoro
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Brazil
Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2008
Length
81'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Ainda orangotangos
Language
Portuguese
Producers
Cristiane Oliviera, Fabiano de Souza, Gilson Vargas, Gustavo Spolidoro, Milton Do Prado
Production Company
Clube Silêncio
Sales
Clube Silêncio
Screenplay
Gustavo Spolidoro, Gibran Dipp, based on the novel by Paulo Scott
Cinematography
Juliano Lopes Fortes
Production Design
Luiz Roque
Sound Design
Cristiano
Cast
Karina Kazuê, Lindon Shimizu
Director
Gustavo Spolidoro
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Brazil
Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2008
Length
81'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Ainda orangotangos
Language
Portuguese
Producers
Cristiane Oliviera, Fabiano de Souza, Gilson Vargas, Gustavo Spolidoro, Milton Do Prado
Production Company
Clube Silêncio
Sales
Clube Silêncio
Screenplay
Gustavo Spolidoro, Gibran Dipp, based on the novel by Paulo Scott
Cinematography
Juliano Lopes Fortes
Production Design
Luiz Roque
Sound Design
Cristiano
Cast
Karina Kazuê, Lindon Shimizu