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Tinta Bruta

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Pedro earns a living in chat rooms. The image resolution may not be perfect but when Pedro transforms himself into NeonBoy in front of the webcam he still manages to create the desired impression. Slowly, this young man dips his fingers into pots of coloured paint and glides them across his naked body. Glowing in the dark, NeonBoy follows his users’ commands until he agrees to meet one of them in a private chat room for money. But things change when Pedro’s sister Luzia moves out of their shared apartment and he notices that somebody is imitating his performances. He agrees to go on a date with his mysterious rival. This rendezvous will have far-reaching consequences. As with all of the previous films by directing duo Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon, we find ourselves again in Porto Alegre in northern Brazil, where we encounter young queers in search of intimacy, community and security. The elegantly interwoven virtual images and protagonists’ stories may take us away from the real world, yet in actuality we remain in an increasingly homophobic Brazilian society to whose misfits this sensitive, affectionate portrait in three acts is dedicated. nnvonih

BIOGRAFIE Filipe Matzembacher

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1988. He studied Film Directing. Apart from being a filmmaker, he also works as a producer, screenwriter and curator. Following a number of short films, BEIRA-MAR is his first full-length film.

FILMOGRAFIE Filipe Matzembacher (selection)

2018 Tinta Bruta  2015 Beira-Mar  2013 Quarto Vazio 

BIOGRAFIE Marcio Reolon

Marcio Reolon Born in 1984 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Before studying Film Directing, he worked as an actor. Apart from being a filmmaker, Reolon works as a producer, screenwriter and distributor. Following a number of short films, BEIRA-MAR is his first full-length film.

FILMOGRAFIE Marcio Reolon (selection)

2018 Tinta Bruta  2015 Beira-Mar  2009 Por Uma Noite Apenas  

@IMDb Filipe Matzembacher
@IMDb Marcio Reolon
Interview with Marcio Reolon, Filipe Metzembacher and Shico Menegat

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