Música para quando as luzes se apagam (Brazil)

Music When the Lights Go Out

Música para quando as luzes se apagam

  • Ismael Caneppele


In a small town in Brazil, where pristine nature meets growing urbanity, Emelyn is a teenager with an androgynous appearance. When a woman director  - both  foreign and close, perhaps like a feminine alter ego of the filmmaker, arrives in town and starts to turn her life into fiction, Emelyn becomes Bernardo. Around him, loving parents, a group of friends with whom to play football, party, drink, fall in love. We will not get to know any more than that, as all that counts is the relationship built between this woman, Bernardo, and the camera, while the fiction is created before our eyes, free from any linear account. Few words are exchanged, but gestures, a closeness of bodies, and a predilection for night, which hides and reveals with the light of torches—a setting which works the film all the way through. The omnipresent dawn thus becomes a place of exploration between documentary and fiction, masculine and feminine, childhood and the age of adulthood. Ismael Caneppele successfully captures this particular state of adolescence, between the desire for others and self-invention, into which the film plunges us with sensuality and kindness.

Céline Guénot

Section:  Burning Lights
Length: 70'
Country: Brazil
Year: 2017
Language(s): Portuguese
Premiere status at VdR: International Premiere
VdR edition : 2018
VdR award(s) : Prix du Jury Société des Hôteliers de La Côte, Film le plus innovant de la Compétition Burning Lights VdR2018


Beca Furtado  (Zeppelin Filmes)
Ricardo Baptista da Silva  (Zeppelin Filmes)
Jessica Luz  (Besouro Filmes)

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Besouro Filmes
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Language(s):  Portuguese
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Th 19 April
  • 18:45
Salle Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • Fr 20 April
  • 12:00