Since 1999, Clarissa CAMPOLINA (1979, Brazil) has been making films and installations. She also works as an editor. She studied Communication and was educated in Fine Arts. Her first feature film, Girumunho/Swirl (2011), won the Interfilm award in Venice. In collaboration with Julia De Simone and the Pretti brothers, Campolina made Oporto/The Harbor (2014), a creative documentary nominated for a Tiger Award in the Short Film competition at IFFR 2014. In 2015, the DAAD – Art Residency Programme organised a retrospective of her work in the Arsenal Cinema in Berlin.
Clarissa Campolina at IFFR
Intimate, beautifully acted film about a meeting between a strange girl and a man at a bus station.
Beautifully filmed, endless and aimless journey by a Brazilian walker.
According to many she is the best young Brazilian documentary maker and she has made a film about the artist Acácio Videira and his wife, who spent their lives between 1918 and 2008 on three continents - in Portugal, Angola and Brazil. Using unique cine film, she avoids romanticising the colonial era in this beautiful portrait.
Like Water Through Stone
In a remote mountain area in the beautiful Minas Gerais, Brazil's best documentary maker right now follows four friends at the end of their adolescence for one winter long, as they reach maturity. Impossible loves leave traces on their bodies and in the landscape.
Neverquiet (Film of Wonders)
A collective film, coordinated by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande (see also The Joy). They sent a letter of ‘unease’ to filmmakers in which they asked for love, utopia and explosions... The many-faceted and poetic result is wonderful to watch and balm to the soul.
Deep in the hinterland of Brazil, in the sleepy town of São Romão, magic and everyday events are juxtaposed in this beautiful debut to create a loving, dreamy story. Bastu (81) has just lost her husband; the grandchildren and her girlfriend Maria help her to pick up the thread again.
Disturbing, hallucinatory portrait of a difficult mother-daughter relationship whose true nature is only revealed after the mother's death.
Rio de Janeiro as we don't know it. The Harbour feverishly reveals the city's various layers, hounded by permanent progress.
Enquanto estamos aqui
Poetic, fictionalised film diary about globalisation and migration, brought back to the essence of human micro-politics: desire, fear and hope.