Due to a mysterious phone call, a man is forced to enter an abandoned country house. His encounter with a woman paves the way for a disturbing experience in which memories and dreams seem to display a narcotic kind of power. Based on the story by Machado de Assis.
Lima’s film seems to carve images originated in dreams, or in a state of being awake that behaves as if it wasn’t so. Actors seem to be in a trance. The shots are clearly beautiful and pertinent within the terms as this formidable film has established for itself –they remind us of a state of cinema where everything is yet to be invented. A man following a woman can serve as a beginning for every story, like the randomly brushed “Once upon a time”, Lima suggests with that the origin of every story, and then offers to the viewers the uncertainty regarding the nature of what is narrated. The irruption of Super 8 footage rarifies the film, as roles get inverted, and everyday life becomes a strange thing. The Mirror reflects images of supreme perplexity. DO
D, G, E: Rodrigo Lima F: Pablo Hoffmann DA: Elaine Soares de Azevedo S: Damião Lopes M: Guilherme Vaz P: Julio Bressane, Bruno Safadi PE: Fernanda Romero, Jura Capela CP: TB Produções I: Ana Abbott, Augusto Madeira
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He was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1975 and graduated as a journalist. He started his career as an editor working in Júlio Bressane film, like Cleopatra (2007) and Sentimental Education. He directed the short Para Eva (2009). The Mirror is his first feature as a director.