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Praia do Futuro

Runtime:
106' min.
Year of Production:
2013
Country:
Brazil/Germany
Director:
Cast:
Wagner Moura
Jesuita Barbosa
Clemens Schick
Production Company:
Coracao da Selva
Berlinale Section:
Competition
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Water is lifeguard Donato’s element and the sea is his home. The ‘Beach of the Future’ mentioned in the film’s title unexpectedly gives his life new direction. When two men are caught by a dangerous current, Donato dives in and manages to save Konrad, a German tourist, but his best friend’s life is claimed by the sea. While along the coast the search is on for the body, Konrad and his rescuer get to know each other. Their initial physical attraction soon turns into a deeper emotional bond. Donato follows Konrad to Berlin, a city that may not be by the sea but which is nonetheless a place where he can reinvent himself. Years later, Donato is confronted with his past when his younger brother Ayrton appears at his door furious and wanting to know why Donato left him without saying a word. But just like Donato before him, Ayrton will also throw himself into the maelstrom of the strange city, and he, too, will find more questions than answers. In his new feature film, Berlin-based Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz once again follows those in search of love and identity who are prepared to risk everything to discover themselves and their emotions.

BIOGRAFIE Karim Ainouz

Born in Fortaleza in Brazil in 1966, he studied architecture in Brazilia and film at NYU. His feature film debut MADAME SATÃ (2002) screened in ‘Un Certain Regard‘ in Cannes and won several international awards. In 2008 he directed the television series ALICE. His art installations have been exhibited widely including at the São Paulo Biennial and the Sharjah Biennial.

FILMOGRAFIE Karim Ainouz (selection)

2014 Cathedrals of Culture  2013 Praia do Futuro  2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded  2011 O Abismo Prateado (The Silver Cliff )  2011 Sunny Lane; Kurz-Dokumentarfilm  2010 Alice: O Primeiro Dia do Resto de Minha Vida  2009 Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque te Amo (I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You)  2008 Alice  2006 O Céu de Suely (Suely in the Sky)  2003 Hic Habitat Felicitas  2002 Madame Satã (Satã)  2002 Rifa-me  1994 Paixão Nacional  1993 Seams  1992 O Preso  1988 Le Ballon de Bairros 

Trailer
Karim Aïnouz @IMDb

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