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83 min.
Year of Production:
Mateus Almada
Maurício José Barcellos
Elisa Brites
Francisco Gick
Irene Brietzke
Production Company:
Avante Filmes
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Having been good friends for years, Martin and Tomaz now find themselves on the cusp of adulthood. Martin’s father sends his son to southern Brazil, where the family is from, to sort out an inheritance matter. Tomaz accompanies him there. For both of them, the brief excursion to the coastal town becomes a journey into themselves. It’s not just the sea that nearly reaches the doors of the country house which exerts a slow, yet relentless pull on them – the two friends have the same effect on one other. Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon’s richly atmospheric, autobiographically inspired feature debut follows its two main characters on a weekend that will change their relationship forever. Beira-Mar is a wander through the borderlands between love and friendship, exploring sexual orientation and personal identity. The outstanding camerawork picks up on the protagonists’ complex emotional states in the same way as the soundtrack captures the roaring of the sea: gentle and powerful in equal measure. Always on an equal footing with the subject and the characters, the film creates a moment of magic and tenderness. Looking for love and finding it are sometimes one and the same thing.

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  

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 

Marcio Reolon IMDb
Filipe Matzembacher IMDb
interview about Beira-Mar

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