Berlim 2020: Filmes brasileiros na Mostra Geração

Mais três filmes dirigidos por brasileiros em Mostra com 58% das obras dirigidas por mulheres

por

22 de janeiro de 2020

Mais três filmes brasileiros revelados no Festival de Berlim, agora na Mostra Geração, para além do já anunciado anteriormente, totalizando 4 filmes (3 longas e 1 curta) na Geração (KPlus e 14Plus). O recorte curatorial da Mostra é voltado para filmes sobre a infância e juventude abordados de forma central na tela. E ainda há o bônus anunciado pela Berlinale de que 58% dos filmes selecionados para esta Mostra foram dirigidos por mulheres, incluindo dois longas brasileiros, como “Meu Nome é Bagdá” de Caru Alves de Souza e “Irmã” de Luciana Mazeto dirigido em conjunto com Vinicius Lopes, além do curta-metragem “Rã” de Ana Flávia Cavalcanti e Julia Zakia. Sem falar que o quarto filme, dirigido por Gil Baroni e já premiado no Brasil no 52° Festival de Brasília, aborda o protagonismo trans na adolescência de forma leve e divertida para desmistificar e desconstruir questões de intolerância de gênero e de sexualidade num Brasil constantemente ameaçado pelo conservadorismo.

Dos 19 filmes brasileiros confirmados para a edição de aniversário dos 70 anos da Berlinale, ontem já havíamos conferido os 5 presentes na Mostra Panorama, incluindo a nova obra do consagrado Karim Aïnouz (mesmo diretor de “A Vida Invisível” e “Madame Satã”), bem como estreias em longa-metragem de Matias Mariani, Daniel Nolasco e muito mais…

O tema especial da Mostra Geração este ano é “Leve ao limite”. Com filmes ousados ​​e protagonistas que se confrontam incansavelmente com a sociedade, o programa Geração explora oportunidades de mudança no cinema e no mundo: do Brasil a Hong Kong, da Austrália a Ruanda. Pela primeira vez, o novo e independente Júri AG Kino Gilde 14plus está premiando um longa-metragem do programa Generation 14plus, um movimento que visa promover a valorização do cinema na Alemanha e promover o diálogo com jovens públicos além da Berlinale.

Com 59 participações em competições, incluindo 29 estreias mundiais e onze filmes de estréia de 34 países e uma parcela de diretoras mulheres chegando a 58%, o programa da 43ª geração está concluído. “Um olhar atento e aberto, o questionamento de convenções e as transgressões muitas vezes dramáticas das fronteiras tornam os filmes do programa Generation particularmente poderosos: em suas histórias e tópicos, mas também em sua linguagem cinematográfica”, diz a diretora da geração Maryanne Redpath.

Kplus: De olho na vida

Passear com Zhana, de três anos, por sua cidade natal búlgara no documentário Ochite mi sini, rokljata sharena (Olhos Azuis e Colourful My Dress) é como um milagre, embora não envolva nada além de ocorrências cotidianas. É também o caso do vívido filme Sthalpuran (Crônica do Espaço), em que um garoto que sente falta do pai revela lugares misteriosos e espaços escondidos na Índia: paisagens maravilhosas, rituais demorados, eventos naturais impressionantes. Os jovens heróis e heroínas estão cheios de vitalidade e engenhosidade, mesmo que as circunstâncias sejam adversas. Na aventura familiar sueca Sune – Best Man, no filme de animação dinamarquês Mugge & vejfesten (Monty and the Street Party) e no filme de abertura australiano H Is for Happiness, no qual uma garota de doze anos deixa claro uma vez e para todos: a felicidade é o que está dentro de cada um de nós! Com imagem e design de som delicadamente sensíveis, de maneira pura e autêntica, lesões e feridas são descritas em famílias nas quais as crianças costumam ser mais fortes e mais responsáveis ​​que seus pais, como na estréia do diretor argentino Sol Berruezo Pichon- Riviére Mamá, mamá, mamá (mãe, mãe, mãe) ou no drama independente de Alexandre Rockwell, Sweet Thing.

14plus: em estado de emergência

O filme de abertura da competição Generation 14plus, Kokon (Cocoon), de Leonie Krippendorff, celebra a natureza especial das primeiras vezes. Mostrar com segurança sua própria identidade, sacudir os rótulos sociais e reavaliar as prescrições da mídia são desafios que os jovens protagonistas enfrentam corajosamente. Com o mesmo tema “da primeira vez”, ou melhor, “do primeiro beijo”, o primeiro filme do brasileiro Gil Baroni, “Alice Júnior” compartilha sua alegria de viver com colegas de classe e com a comunidade online, apesar de todas os obstáculos. Exatamente o quão fortes personagens femininas se tornam novos modelos, tanto na família quanto na sociedade, pode ser testemunhado em muitos filmes da Geração. Os jovens skatistas de Meu nome é Bagdá demonstram a energia e o poder de sua emancipação dentro e além da cena de influência machista. Na busca pela justiça, são principalmente as jovens que demonstram coragem, tenacidade e resistência, como na produção franco-iraniana Yalda, la nuit du perdon (Yalda, uma Noite de Perdão) ou o longa-metragem italiano Palazzo di Giustizia ( Justiça Ordinária). Em A Terra é azul como laranja, realidade difícil, encenação cinematográfica e várias gerações de uma família ucraniana se reúnem em um espaço confinado e aceitam conjuntamente as situações excepcionais vivenciadas durante a guerra atual. Os filmes Generation celebram a diversidade e as diferenças da experiência humana e dão aos espectadores de todas as idades espaço para refletir sobre seu próprio ambiente de vida com novos olhos.

Confira a sinopse traduzida dos filmes dirigidos por brasileiros na Mostra Geração e, mais abaixo, confira o restante dos selecionados:

Rã (Sapos), Brasil, de Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, Julia Zakia. Estréia internacional / Curta-metragem. Sinopse: Está pingando pelo teto, o espaço para dormir é escasso. Em condições precárias de vida, uma jovem mãe lida com a vida cotidiana com suas duas filhas no subúrbio brasileiro da melhor maneira possível. Quando eles inesperadamente adquirem uma carga de pernas de sapo, isso dá origem a uma celebração que não será esquecida em breve.

Generation 14plus

“Alice Júnior”, Brasil, por Gil Baroni. Estreia internacional. Sinopse: Alice Júnior é trans, confiante e pronta para enfrentar a vida. Na nova escola da província brasileira, ela é intimidada e depois admirada. Em sua luta pela aceitação, sua comunidade do YouTube é onipresente, nos comentários e emojis em sua página, mas também em todo o nível visual do filme.

“Irmã” (“Sisters at the end of the world”), Brasil, de Luciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes. Estreia mundial / Filme de estréia. Sinopse: A mãe está morrendo, o pai nunca se importou. As duas irmãs Ana e Ju, no entanto, permanecem fortes e solidárias entre si – mesmo que o mundo ao seu redor desmorone e asteroides caiam do céu. Um filme de estrada experimental em imagens pulsantes, contendo diálogos engenhosos e músicas que reverberam.

Meu nome é Bagdá (Meu nome é Bagdá), Brasil, por Caru Alves de Souza. Estreia mundial. Sinopse: Um filme do mundo do skatista de São Paulo, onde são as mulheres que dão os tiros. Bagdá está cercada por modelos autoconfiantes em sua família. No entanto, do lado de fora nas ruas, nos locais e clubes, o velho machismo continua a dominar. Bagdá e seus companheiros de armas o enfrentam desafiadoramente

Confira agora a lista completa dos filmes da Mostra Geração KPlus e Geração 14Plus:

Generation Kplus

Broken Bird
USA
by Rachel Gordon
World premiere / Short film
Birdie, growing up as the daughter of a Black American and a white woman, is Jewish, has unruly hair and must deal with the different identity offers that surround her. Highlighting the challenges of lived intersectionality, empowering and original.
Elders
Australia
by Tony Briggs
Documentary form / Short film
Nature teaches us vital lessons. In Wojobaluk Country, two elders introduce their grandson to the characteristics of the country of their ancestors. With keen senses, great attention to detail and the necessary respect for the environment, the boy becomes acquainted with the terrain.
El nombre del hijo (The Name of the Son)
Argentina
by Martina Matzkin
International premiere / Short film
Long hair would look good on him, but so would a moustache. This summer by the sea, the trans boy Lucho knows that there is a lot in him that is difficult to share with others. A sensitive approach to the diversity of gender in body and soul.
El sghayra (Miss)
Algeria / France
by Amira Géhanne Khalfallah
International premiere / Short film
There is a wrecked car in the Algerian desert. The girl gets in and drives. Apart from sand, there is nothing to see for miles. Searching for a change of scenery, she visits the elderly in her village and the nearby oasis. However, whether shepherd, merchant or blacksmith, nobody can see what she sees.
El silencio del río (The Silence of the River)
Peru
by Francesca Canepa
World premiere / Short film
The waters are deep, and the thicket of the jungle is shadowy in the dreamy and mysterious landscape of the Amazon. The fisher boy Juan decides to share with his father the terrifying dream that haunts him. Maybe then he can save his father’s soul.
En route
Netherlands
by Marit Weerheijm
International premiere / Short film
For Inay and her brother, the world is inexhaustibly rich in small, wonderful things, but poverty is the current fate of their family. For them, life is a balancing act along the fine line between steadfastness and tragedy. The film tells of the precariat beyond conventional presumptions.
Hello Ahma
USA
by Siyou Tan
Short film
Now, Grandma is just a framed photo on the wall. Eight-year-old Michelle observes how her parents cope with her death, how they pause, remember, carry on with life. The girl has her own thoughts about this. Is it possible that grandmother was born again?
The Kites
Iran
by Seyed Payam Hosseini
World premiere / Short film
On the slope of a river valley along the Iraqi-Iranian border of Kurdistan, a girl’s kite flies away. She calls three boys for help. However, the children are not only separated by the river valley, but also by the explosive legacies of past wars.
Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen (The Little Bird and the Bees)
Switzerland
by Lena von Döhren
World premiere / Animation / Short film
After the little bird has fluttered across the Generation canvas in fall and winter episodes, a new adventure follows. It is springtime, and the little bird makes the acquaintance of the bees, but the voracious fox is already in pursuit.
Las niñas (Schoolgirls)
Spain
by Pilar Palomero
World premiere / Debut film
Prodded by the rebellious Brisa, puberty is awakening in twelve-year-old Celia. Quickly, the two become allies against the rigid rules of authority in the Catholic girls’ school. However, questions about the right bra, cool bands and sexy clothing cannot hide the urgent search for their own identity.
Lístek (Leaf)
Czech Republic
by Aliona Baranova
World premiere / Animation / Short film
A beautiful red leaf of a tree is the ticket of the girl who wants to board the big steamer. The scent of this leaf reminds the sailor of his homeland and finally leads him back there.
Mamá, mamá, mamá (Mum, Mum, Mum)
Argentina
by Sol Berruezo Pichon-Riviére
World premiere / Debut film
A veil of sadness lies over the oppressively hot summer days. Cleo dives into daydreams with her cousins, the girls share secret signs and rituals. Flowing gently, in impressionistic images, the empty space that the death of Cleo’s sister has left in the family is poetically encircled.
Mishou
Germany / Bulgaria
by Milen Vitanov
World premiere / Animation / Short film
Far and wide only snow, ice and a pleasant silence. Until a helicopter drops a load of noisy tourists. A humorous animation about animalistic interaction and the human ignorance of nature. Milen Vitanov, co-founder of the Berlin Talking Animals collective, has a film in Generation for the second time.
Money Honey
New Zealand
by Isaac Knights-Washbourn
World premiere / Short film
Hank is in a bad mood. Red wants to cheer up her buddy. Perhaps, with a bit of luck and business acumen, they might acquire enough money for an Elvis sandwich with peanut butter, banana and bacon?
Mugge & vejfesten (Monty and the Street Party)
Denmark
by Anders Morgenthaler and Mikael Wulff
International premiere / Animation
Monty, a cheerful optimist, wants to organise a big neighbourhood party to reconcile his parents shortly before their divorce. Nuns with beards on stilts and enthusiastic parkour nudists, those are part of everyday life in his little town. A breath-taking firework of bizarre and pointed punch lines on the occasion of a hopeless situation.
Ochite mi sini, rokljata sharena (Blue Eyes and Colorful My Dress)
Germany
by Polina Gumiela
World premiere / Documentary form
Full of self-confidence, three-year-old Zhana explores her neighbourhood in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. A fresh look at the world, at places and people who fascinate, who make one laugh, who challenge or are challenged by the little explorer. A documentary as an endless chain of little miracles.
Onderhuids (Under the Skin)
Netherlands
by Emma Branderhorst
International premiere / Short film
The blue depths of the swimming pool is her home. Keesje is a passionate synchronised swimmer, and the big competition is just around the corner. However, when a fight erupts between the girls during the final rehearsal, everything changes. The subtle nuances between belonging and feeling marginalised begin to surface.
Rã (Frogs)
Brazil
by Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, Julia Zakia
International premiere / Short film
It’s dripping through the ceiling, the space for sleeping is scarce. Under poor living conditions, a young mother handles everyday life with her two daughters in the Brazilian suburb as best she can. When they unexpectedly acquire a load of frog legs, this gives rise to a celebration that will not soon be forgotten.
Sthalpuran (Chronicle of Space)
India
by Akshay Indikar
World premiere
The move from the city to the country, the disappearance of the father. Nobody explained to Dhigu why this is so. Throughout the summer, the observant boy takes note of his surroundings. Together with Dhigu, the film explores his new place of life in the Indian province, with images of vastness and abundance that become deeply etched into the memory.
Sune – Best Man
Sweden
by Jon Holmberg
International premiere
Sune meets himself as a figure from the future, someone who wants to give him the lead on an important decision. But it is in Sune’s family that no one can really make a decision. Aimlessness and inventiveness characterise grandpa, the parents and the children. After Sune vs. Sune, a turbulent family trip with heart, humour and action.
toni_with_an_i
United Kingdom
by Marco Alessi
International premiere / Short film
Music lover Toni lives out in the virtual world what she can’t show at school. Online likes torpedo malice in real life, and vice versa. In Marco Alessi’s (Special mention Generation 14plus 2019 with Four Quartets) toni_with_an_i, a gaudy and colourful portrait of a teenager, the Internet is the answer.
Qiu shi (Harvest)
People’s Republic of China
by Sun Lijun
World premiere / Animation / Short film
An animation illustrated by the renowned Chinese water-colour artist Sun Lijun, in which a small grasshopper hunts for the season’s most sought-after fruits. His dramatic escape from a large predator leads him unexpectedly to the object of desire: the pomegranate.

Generation 14plus

Alice Júnior
Brazil
by Gil Baroni
International premiere
Alice Júnior is trans, confident and ready to confront life. In the new school in the Brazilian province, she is first bullied and then admired. In her struggle for acceptance, her YouTube community is omnipresent, in the comments and emojis on her page, but also all throughout the visual level of the film.
Babylebbe (Babydyke)
Denmark
by Tone Ottilie
World premiere / Short film
Tagged as Babydyke by her older sister and her clique, a teenager delves into the party life of the queer scene. Frede doesn’t like labels, she wants to love and be loved. A film as rough and as tender as the world which it depicts.
Comrades
Hong Kong, China
by Kanas Liu
International premiere / Documentary form / Short film
Young people are protesting on the streets of Hong Kong in order to bring about change. Air soaked with tear gas, the dark uniforms and loud commands of the police officers in the colourful umbrella sea of the protesters. In the midst of the action, the film documents a brand new protest movement.
The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
Ukraine / Lithuania
by Iryna Tsilyk
Documentary form / Debut film
The budding filmmaker Myroslava and her family are at home in the middle of the Ukrainian war zone. In the formerly lively environment, emptiness has spread, once familiar things now seem threatening. By re-enacting scenes and telling each other what has happened, the family members process the persistent state of emergency together.
Grevillea
Australia
by Jordan Giusti
World premiere / Short film
Black ink on white skin. An incarcerated youth of Jewish faith decides to get a tattoo with the leaf of the Australian silver oak, against the conventions of his religion. A visual-sensual snapshot of a possibly irreversible decision.
Hot Mother
New Zealand
by Lucy Knox
World premiere / Short film
A horror trip based on a true incident: The feel-good atmosphere of the wellness resort cannot calm the tense mood between mother and daughter. They relentlessly criticise each other. Ultimately, in the hot sauna, there is no escape for either of them.
Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World)
Brazil
by Luciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes
World premiere / Debut film
The mother is dying, the father has never cared. The two sisters Ana and Ju, however, remain strong and in solidarity with each other – even if the world around them collapses and asteroids fall from the sky. An experimental road movie in pulsating images, containing ingenious dialogues and songs that reverberate.
Jumbo
France / Belgium / Luxembourg
by Zoé Wittock
Debut film
The shy Jeanne (Noémi Merlant) still lives with her mother. At night, she works in an amusement park. Suddenly, the new attraction Jumbo – a huge idiosyncratic carousel – appears and begins to put the young woman under its spell. A wild and unusual love story unfolds.
Kaze no Denwa (Voices in the Wind)
Japan
by Nobuhiro Suwa
International premiere
Years after her family was killed in the 2011 tsunami, the quiet Haru, played by the young Japanese star Serena Motola, travels across Japan in search of traces. A calm road movie that collects miniature portraits as painted by encounters, thus becoming the portrait of a society that is still deeply marked by trauma.
La déesse des mouches à feu (Goddess of the Fireflies)
Canada
by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
World premiere
Following the separation of her parents, 16-year-old Catherine loses her footing. She plunges into life, lets herself be carried away by drugs and music, and finds a new family in a clique of her peers as well as the opportunity for her first sexual encounter. Pure teen spirit, impressively embodied by the high-energy, Canadian actress Kelly Depeault.
Le mal du siècle (The Great Malaise)
Canada
by Catherine Lepage
International premiere / Animation / Short film
The hedgehog between balloons, the feline predator on the hamster wheel, the fish in the lifebuoy: A young woman portrays herself in the best possible light in her self-description. Ingenious and humorous, the film illustrates honest images for the praised ideals of life in the 21st century. The burnout is pre-programmed.
Palazzo di Giustizia (Ordinary Justice)
Italy / Switzerland
by Chiara Bellosi
World premiere / Debut film
While a trial involving murder, manslaughter and armed robbery is being conducted inside the courtroom, the two daughters of the accused are sentenced to wait outside in the hallway. It is the casual, although meaningful moments which are captured that make this portrayal of a very ordinary day at the court truly impressive.
Panteres (Panthers)
Spain
by Èrika Sánchez
World premiere / Short film
They are scarred, overweight, pregnant, shaved, or tattooed. In the locker room, Joana studies the physical conditions of other women and later of herself in the mirror. Can your own body be modulated? Your gender? Your femininity? “Break Free” is written on her shirt – time for emancipation.
Progresso Renaissance
Italy / France
by Marta Anatra
International premiere / Documentary form / Short film
Portovesme in the south of Sardinia, a place with many faces: Once an industrial flagship, today an abandoned place of work. A breath of summer idyll has withstood the test of time. In neo-realistic 16mm images and archive material, and with an accentuated soundtrack, the film follows three boys who appear as if emerging from a memory.
White Winged Horse
Iran
by Mahyar Mandegar
World premiere / Short film
A man returns to his Iranian hometown, which was destroyed in the war 20 years ago. He is searching for his childhood sweetheart who had promised him eternal love – if he were to return as a white-winged horse. Past and present overlap in the poetic memory and imagination of the boy he once was.
Who Can Predict What Will Move You
USA
by Livia Huang
World premiere / Short film
What quickly and dynamically begins while playing basketball together evolves into a gently shy dance of two young men through the night. A poetic, yet wonderfully tender exploration of the various forms of affection and intimacy.
Yalda, la nuit du pardon (Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness)
France / Germany / Switzerland / Luxembourg / Lebanon / Iran
by Massoud Bakhshi
In the artificial entertainment world of the Iranian TV show “Joy of Forgiveness”, the wronged daughter and a public of millions judge the fate of a young woman who is sentenced to death. Maryam is said to have murdered her much older husband, a man with whom she had lived in a temporary marriage. A tense drama about the power of forgiveness and the women who are doomed to remain prisoners.
Atualizado até 22 de Janeiro de 2020