23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Echoe of a punch on the bone

Gabriela Giffoni

Portugal
2021, 26'

A film divided into two moments. First, a dinner provides space for friends to share stories of being an immigrant in Lisbon, ending with Nina regretting her return to her country of origin for a job. Consequently, an unwanted answer to that lament becomes a nightmare.

A group of Brazilian friends talk spiritedly about episodes of theft and deceit. The empathetic quality of their testimonies is interrupted by a sudden dramatization: raising their voices, the actors look at the camera, under unnatural lighting. A desire for visibility inspires Gabriela Giffoni to develop these characters and, later, one of their tales. The film is turned around, joyfulness turns into despair and we travel from an interior to an exterior space, shifting from stillness to turmoil. Reality and artifice coexist in a mimetic game where the Other and their fables are staged. (Ricardo Vieira Lisboa)

National Competition

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Eco de um soco no osso
LANGUAGE
Portuguese (PT)
SCRIPT
Gabriela Giffoni
CAST
Acauã ElBandidx, Carolina Braga, Cecília Galindo Cornélio, Gabriela Giffoni, Maia Gama, Nina Botkay, Talita, Yuri Firmeza
PHOTOGRAPHY
Aline Belfort
EDITING
Ian Capillé
PRODUCER
Gabriela Giffoni, Manuel Rocha da Silva, Bruno Abib, Ian Capillé
PRODUCTION
Filmes Fantasma, Filmes Fantasma

BIO

Scriptwriter, performer and filmmaker.

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