Renata PinheiroStill: Carro Rei
Maria Alice (2002, short doc), Le petit navire (2002, short), Arqueologia da amnésia (2004, short), Guenzo (2005, short), Clipping Salvador (2008, short), Superbarroco (2008, short), Praça Walt Disney/Walt Disney Square (2011, short doc, co-dir), Estradeiros/Wanderers (2011, doc, co-dir), Amor, Plástico e Barulho/Love, Plastic and Noise (2013), Açúcar/Sugar (2017, co-dir), Africa da sorte (2018, TV series, co-dir), Carro Rei/King Car (2021, co-dir)
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Bog of Beasts
Ruthless edge of the life of a young Brazilian girl growing up in a society shaped by violence and sexual abuse. Assis doesn’t leave much doubt about her future and shows Brazil at a moral all-time low.
The Dead Girl's Feast
Exuberant film and incomparable narrative about a village at the source of the Amazon that is in the grip of an exotic mystical cult: a half crazy narcissist is worshipped like a saint. Prize-winning début by Matheus Nachtergaele, actor in Cidade de Deus and Central do Brasil.
An unemployed actor leaves without travel plans for the countryside, where a series of unexpected encounters and bizarre situations await him. This stylish film version of a book (based on the novel by João Gilberto Nolls) is Suzana Amaral's third film in twenty-three years.
Praça Walt Disney
Everything looks different if we view the city with a soundtrack of music from Walt Disney films. Festive, crazy portrait of Recife.
High-power report of freedom and love on the fringes of tropical Recife. Anarchistic poet Zizo falls for the down-to-earth Eneida, while his friends succumb to sex, drugs and other hedonistic activities. In other words, a colourful black-and-white film, this latest from Tiger Award winner Assis (Bog of Beasts, 2007).
Against her better judgment, elegant Bethania refuses to relinquish her heritage, instead reviving the past. The old sugar mill is on an estate currently controlled by the descendants of slaves. Are these merely Bethania's dreams, or is candomblé (voodoo) involved?
At the end of the eighteenth century Zama, a servant of the Spanish crown, whiles away his time on the banks of a South American river waiting for a letter from the king to reunite him with his wife – and civilisation. Martel’s film is an enchanting and original masterpiece that seems to have been made in a different era.
Revived wrecked cars prove more evil than expected in highly original film about steel, sex, populism, ecology and humanity.