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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Ricardo Alves Jr

Ricardo ALVES JR. (1982, Brazil) studied Cinema Directing in Buenos Aires. His short films were selected for Critic’s Week at the Cannes Film Festival and the film festival of Oberhausen. Alves Jr.’s debut, Raw Material (2006), has brought him many awards. His second film, Invitation Dinner with Comrade Stalin (2007), won an award for Best Experimental Short Film at the Rio de Janeiro film festival. In 2016, he made his first feature, Elon Doesn’t Believe in Death.


(selection) Material bruto/Raw Material (2006, short), Convite para jantar com o camarada Stalin/Invitation to Dine with Comrade Stalin (2007, short, co-dir), Permanências/Permanences (2008, short), Sentinela (2008, short), Tremor (2013, short), Elon não acredita na morte/Elon Doesn’t Believe in Death (2016), Russa (2018, short), Vitória (2020, short)

Ricardo Alves Jr at IFFR

  • Sentinela

    Loving documentary about the passage from life to death according to the Brazilian Candomblé faith.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • Invitation to Dine with the Comrade Stalin

    Absurdism about two elderly sisters waiting for a guest.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • Avanti popolo

    The recently deceased Rotterdam veteran Carlos Reichenbach plays a bad-tempered, wayward father who waits for his lost son while the other son seeks t

    • Bright Future
  • Vitória

    Vitória decides to stop putting up with the abuses at the factory and goes in search of someone who will listen.

    • Voices Short
  • Elon Doesn’t Believe in Death

    With compelling intensity, this debut film follows protagonist Elon as he searches for his missing wife in a huge Brazilian city. Viewers are inescapa

    • Bright Future
  • Mirage My Bros

    A small portrait of a developing generation, ready for the future. A triptych about primary school, a football club and a party, full of dreams,

    • Ammodo Tiger Short Competition