Films 2023

O estranho

105 min.
Year of Production:
Brazil, France
Larissa Siqueira
Antonia Franco
Romulo Braga
Patrícia Saravy
Thiago Calixto
Laysa Costa
Helena Albergaria
Beatriz Pankararu
Production Company:
Enquadramento Produções, Lira Cinematográfica, Filmes de Abril, Pomme Hurlante
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

O estranho, the intrusion, is a place: Guarulhos International Airport near São Paulo. From there, the journey proceeds not so much through the world as through time. Built on Indigenous territory, the airport completely changed the landscape. Some people left, others remained: they now work in the duty-free shop or in baggage handling. The past reappears in various forms, challenging the protagonists, including Alê. Right there, in the riverbed where she used to play with her sister, she now works all day long. Just as the concrete covers the vegetation, which covered the graves in turn, the stories pile up, layer upon layer. They offer food for thought about what remains. The film moves between fiction and reality, carrying out a minimal form of archaeology. Its rhythm uncovers the images of a vibrant place. O estranho is the second joint project by Flora Dias and Juruna Mallon and shows their interest in landscapes, in people and in the interplay of the two. And in keeping memories alive.

FILMOGRAFIE Flora Dias (selection)

 O estranho 

FILMOGRAFIE Juruna Mallon (selection)

 O estranho 

Interview with Flora Dias and Juruna Mallon, directors "THE INTRUSION" ("O ESTRANHO")

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