María José and Norberto live in the outskirts of Belo Horizonte. They have been married for 35 years, shared a life together, and have two children. One of them is André Novais Olivera, director of this film that discovers his parents in very simple and everyday-like domestic situations through which we’ll learn their habits, routines, and also a complex background that includes a serious couple crisis. Through precise and thorough sequence shots, Novais Olivera finds the time to make room for fiction and play in a subtle way with the characters that form his family. His parents watch TV, eat, argue, reconcile –or not– and go to sleep. The way in which all of these apparently ordinary actions take place documents the specific nature of this relationship, the couple’s particular way of life and their problems: there, precisely, lies one of the merits of this film. It’s an absolutely personal opera prima in which the use of film language is at the disposal of a sensitive eye with a great sense for cinema.
D, G: André Novais Olivera
F, E: Gabriel Martins
DA: Tati Boaventura
S: Fábio Baldo
P: André Novais Oliveira, Gabriel Martins, Maurilio Martins, Thiago Macêdo Correia
PE: Thiago Macêdo Correia
CP: Filmes de Plástico
Maria José Novais Oliveira, Norberto Novais Oliveira, Renato Novais Oliveira, André Novais Oliveira, Elida Silpe
Filmes de Plástico.
Thiago Macêdo Correia
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Born in Brazil, he studied History at the Catholic University of Minas Gerais and trained as a filmmaker at the Escola Livre de Cinema. He’s a partner at the production company Filmes de Plástico, and his directorial work includes the short films Fantasmas (2010) and Pouco Mais de um Mês (2013).