Film Archive

Body of Crime

Documentary Film
Brazil
2017
73 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Pedro Rocha, Diego Hoefel
Pedro Rocha
Juliane Peixoto
Frederico Benevides
Diego Hoefel
Paulo Ribeiro
One manifestation of Ivan’s burden is strapped around his leg: an electronic anklet that monitors his location. The critical moments come at night when he ought to be with his family, is under a curfew, but hears voices whispering ideas that seem realisable only outside the house – and therefore outside the law. Ivan is a tiger behind bars whose stride becomes more restless every day. He’s also plagued by an imaginary scenario: he knows men who got rid of the beeping devices and are now free. And he knows others whose attempts to free themselves failed. The consequence: back to prison. Ivan balances between Scylla and Charybdis – an excitement that has long become resentment and calls for a solution.

Carolin Weidner


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award
International Programme 2017
Luiza Caio Baú

“Live the Old Times”, Luiza’s T-shirt reads in big letters. At first the sheltered 24-year-old girl with the blue-green strands of hair leafs through an album of photos from her childhood.

Luiza

Documentary Film
Brazil
2017
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Caio Baú, Amanda Soprani, Isabele Orengo
Caio Baú
Murilo Lazarin
Fábio Allon
Caio Baú
Bruno Ito
“Live the Old Times”, Luiza’s T-shirt reads in big letters. At first the sheltered 24-year-old girl with the blue-green strands of hair leafs through an album of photos from her childhood. But soon only the presence with her boy-friend counts, and when it’s the right time for the first sex. The family’s fears, the desire for autonomy, a budding sexuality and otherworldliness are packed into an ambivalent scenario.

Esther Buss