Death inhabits at night
With a narrative design structured in three parts, each of them about the protagonist’s relationship with a different woman, this film is a chronicle about love, death and urban melancholy. Raul is a fifty-year-old unemployed alcoholic man whose sole hope is his passionate love for Ligia, who has been his partner during his past years of wild life. When she leaves him, he seeks booze more vigorously, contracts tuberculosis and amidst health centers and transitory jobs, he builds a sweet relationship with Cassia, a sixteen-year-old girl. When his body and mind are already very much corroded by the disease, Inês appear in his life. She is the saddest woman he has ever met. A corpse that happened to end up in the boarding house where he lives through his friend Tomás. They take Inês to Janga beach in Olinda. This trip makes an unexpected affection grow between Raul and the “sad woman”, who will be thrown into the sea.
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Graduated in Film, Eduardo Morotó wrote and directed five short films, amongst which are Quando morremos à noite (Best Short by the critics’ jury at the Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes 2012) and Todos esses dias em que sou estrangeiro (Best Short at the Novos Rumos section of Festival do Rio 2013). He has won more than fifty awards in national and international film festivals.
Leonardo Mecchi is a founding partner at Enquadramento Produções. He was the editor of Revista Cinética between 2007 and 2009. In 2007, he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. He worked on the production of feature films such as Gregório Graziosi’s Obra (Critics’ Best Film and Best Photography in Festival do Rio), Rubens Rewald’s Super Nada (Best Film and Special Jury Prize at Festival do Rio’s Novos Rumos), and Evaldo Mocarzel’s Quebradeiras (Best Documentary at the Festival de Toulouse, France; Best Director, Photography and Sound at the Festival de Brasília). He also works as curator, producer and collaborator in various film festivals.