Bruno Jorge
Brazil, 33 min
World premiere

A village lost in the wide open spaces of Brazil sets the scene for its inhabitants’ actions and memories. Actions that are immutable, memories that become legends. Buried in time that stands still, and marked by precise shot composition, Catuçaba is a baroque fairy-tale inhabited by ordinary people, reminiscent of the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez or Jorge Amado

The village of Catuçaba, 180 kilometres from São Paolo with a population of 800, sets the scene for its inhabitants’ actions and memories. Here, life moves slowly, far from the frenzy of the big cities, and people have performed immutable movements for generations. The simplicity of their existence is interrupted by religious festivals, full of song, music and dance. Ancient and rustic conviviality prevails. In their memory, each event quickly becomes a legend. Immersed in time that stands still and marked by seductively subtle images, Catuçaba is a baroque fairy tale inhabited by ordinary people, reminiscent of the magical realism novels of Gabriel García Márquez or Jorge Amado. “During the time we were there, we got the feeling that their stories do not in fact need to be told. This need arises when they become past, historical, cultural heritage. But in Catuçaba, the tales are experienced; perhaps this is the main difference. The small rural village seems to extend its legends and allegories to its daily life and brings mythology to each of its small gestures.” (BJ) Luciano Barisone

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Duration
33 min
Year
2013
Country
Brazil
Section
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Portuguese
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Bruno Jorge
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