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Film Info
O som ao redor

Film Information

Exhibition Title O som ao redor
English Title Neighbouring Sounds
Director Kleber Mendonça Filho
Year 2012
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 131'
  • Irandhir Santos, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, W.J. Solha
  • G: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • F: Pedro Sotero
  • E: Kleber Mendonça Filho, João Maria
  • DA: Juliano Dornelles
  • S: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Pablo Lamar
  • M: Dj Dolores
  • P: Emilie Lesclaux
  • CP: CinemaScópio
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Setúbal, with its modern buildings standing between the ocean and the least fortunate parts of the city, is the most exclusive neighborhood in Recife. As it usually happens with this kind of enclaves within the cities of the third world, architecture is completed with high iron railings, surveillance cameras and cabins for the security guards: material reminders that fear to others is key in the dynamics of such communities. With open eyes and attentive ears, Mendonça Filho captures an atmosphere electrified by paranoia, and a soundscape worthy of horror movies, in a collective fresco which ranges from daily banality (a housewife tormented by the barking of her neighbor’s dog) to the small but great urban transformations (the arrival to the area of a private security service that not so paradoxically increases the inhabitants’ fear). And he finds, beyond Setúbal’s everlasting shine –the sun over the white buildings; its always lit lights–, the dark and violent contradictions of a society still haunted by the ghosts of its past. AM


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