• INTERNATIONAL #1 •
UNITED STATES, 2021, 8’
MAY JUNE JULY
by Kevin Jerome Everson
A film record that is like a living form demarcating the processes of the style itself. May June July is a film for those who see excerpts from Black American life and politics with the care of those who touch petals, with the tact of the eye moved by the desire that, between Black Lives Matter and pandemic life, it is possible to blossom again.
PALESTINE, 2020, 17’
by Mona Benyamin
Amidst the sound of the lute (Arabic string instrument) and several exchanges of emails, Moonscape composes surrealist visuals to face the impossibility of traffic produced by “borders, soldiers, and walls”. In her second film, Mona Benyamin makes a connection between her story and that of Dennis M. Hope (founder of Lunar Embassy in 1980), investigating memories, desires, and tensions that permeate her as a young Palestinian who lives under Israeli occupation.
MEXICO, 2021, 10’
AL MOTOCICLISTA NO LE CABE LA FELICIDAD EN EL TRAJE
MOTORCYCLIST’S HAPPINESS WON’T FIT INTO HIS SUIT
by Gabriel Herrera
In the minimal architecture of a red tent, a man takes pride in exploring the world of the other with his bright suit and his motorcycle. The more he appropriates what he conquers, the greater his narcissistic delusion becomes. In this experiment critical of the invasion of the Americas, the epic heroism of colonizing representations is mocked by the spontaneity of performances amid the Mexican jungle. If all beauty is a gesture of conquest, relativizing it is a political act.
THAILAND, 2020, 30’
RED ANINSRI; OR, TIPTOEING ON THE STILL TREMBLING BERLIN WALL
by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke
A transsexual secret agent with a female voice is assigned to spy on a student activist considered an enemy of the state. Disguised as a cisgender man, she needs to be emotionally involved to extract the information she seeks. A queer love and espionage film with political commentary that, referenced in the Thai tradition of dubbed films from the Cold War era, plays with the absurdities of the past to weave considerations about an anachronistic present.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION #1
INT 1 | 65' | +14
November 4th (8 p.m.), to November 6th (8 p.m.) - BRT
November 5th (8 p.m.) - BRT
Cine Humberto Mauro - Palácio das Artes
Daily ticket distribution stars at 12 p.m. at Cinem Humberto Mauro box office. Maximum one ticket per person for each section of the day.