How could we forget the razor-sharp writing of O pequeno mal (FID 2018), directed with Nicolas Thomé Zetune, which explored the secret shortcomings of a relationship. The same virtues are at play in this electrifying film. In 1911, in Olaias, now a neighbourhood in Lisbon, the Portuguese Republic established itself and imposed the secularisation of the State. Meanwhile, a woman, known by the name of A. Brasileira, the Brazilian, works miracles and her persecution becomes ever more urgent. However, from one shot to the next there is magic at work here, short-circuiting the centuries. Playing freely with colours and settings, Lucas Camargo de Barros offers us a fable of repression and its potential escape routes, in the form of a homage to silent film.
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A PROPHET IS AMONG US WATCH OUT!
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Lucas Camargo De Barros
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Brazil, Portugal / 2021 / 8’
Original Version : portuguese.
Subtitles : English.
Script : Lucas Camargo de Barros.
Photography : Bruno Claro, Ian Capillé.
Editing : Lucas Camargo de Barros.
Music : Maria do Mar, Pedro Santiago.
Color Grading : Daniel Donato
Title design : Béatriz Dorea
Casting : Josefa Pereira, Anapaula Csernik, Marina de Barros Vilela.
Production : Julia Bogochvol et Lucas Camargo de Barros (Fratura Filmes).
Filmography : O pequeno mal, 2018. Antes dessa guerra, 2015. Ouça O Ciclone, 2014. Duas Fitas, 2009.