01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

It is Night in America

Ana Vaz

Italy / France / Brazil
2022, 66'

The film’s premise is described in a newspaper headline: are animals invading our cities or just reclaiming their natural habitat? The blue color and the grain of the 16mm give texture to a narrative of displacement and violence that gives space to the perspective of the animals that inhabit Brasília — sometimes in captivity, sometimes roaming the city — who observe us as much as we do them.

The slow transition between the blues of the sky makes everything possible in the city of Brasilia. The dusk is infinite and the unknown comes out towards human creation. These strange figures face the predator, eye to eye. They always seek to return to their place, now buildings, roads, bridges. 

Ana Vaz directly questions the consequences of modernity, with images filmed on 16mm of the noisy Brazilian capital. With the audacity to turn the ethnographic document into an “eco-terror”, she questions the urban identity and points out ways of getting out of ourselves to look at the other who is in the penumbra. Everything is possible in the city, because city means human notion of order.  (Bianca Dias)

International Competition

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INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
É Noite na América
LANGUAGE
Português
SUBTITLES
English
PHOTOGRAPHY
Jacques Cheuiche
EDITING
Ana Vaz, Deborah Viegas
PRODUCER
Leonardo Bigazzi
PRODUCTION
Fondazione In Between Art Film, Pivô Arte e Pesquisa, Centre national des arts plastiques, Spectre Productions,
SALES
Catarina Boieiro ([email protected])

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