Gabriel Mascaro at IFFR
Avenida Brasilia formosa
The houses in a poor district in the centre of Recife had to make way for a motorway along the coast. How do the inhabitants experience their life and what are their dreams? Colourful fiction film that uses documentary elements shows their memories and desires. The second full-length film by the assistant of Marcelo Gomes and Claudio Assis.
This filmmaker has already been making a name for himself for several years with documentaries and now surprises with this sultry, lyrical and melancholy fictional debut. In a dreamy fishing village in tropical Brazil, a young fisherman and his girlfriend are confronted with the transient nature of existence.
On the road with a travelling rodeo troupe through Brazil, the camera registers panoramic views. Sublime images, which alternate with a less idyllic reality: the hard work amidst the cows. Jointly they form a fabulous choreography, against the background of a rapidly changing society.