Location: Bartos Screening Room
Introduced by Ela Bittencourt.
Preceded by the short film The Passage of the Comet
Tremor Iê. Dirs. Elena Meirelles, Livia de Paiva, 2019, 88 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles. A different twist on the futurist, dystopian, heavily militarized Brazil that some viewers may recall from the films of Adirley Queirós (White Out, Black In; Once There Was Brasilia), this is a passionately, angrily conceived portrait of lesbian love set against the backdrop of social protests in Fortaleza (similar protests, with economic demands, engulfed the whole country in 2013). This “impatient hymn to blind fury” (FIDMarseille), takes a beat from the opening rap lyrics that call on all to get politicized and to resist paralysis.
The Passage of the Comet. Dir. Juliana Rojas. 2017, 20 mins. One of Brazil’s most promising young filmmakers (Good Manners) Juliana Rojas brings inflections of genre to pointed social critiques. In The Passage of the Comet, set in a clandestine abortion clinic, women gaze at the skies to catch a glimpse of the historic passing of Halley’s comet.
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