Avanti popolo

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Avanti popolo

Michael Wahrmann
Brasilien, 2012
Fiction, 72min, OmeU

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Avanti popolo

Michael Wahrmann
Brasilien, 2012
Fiction, 72min, OmeU

Cast: 
André Gatti
André
Carlos Reichenbach
Dad
Eduardo Valente
Taxi Driver
Marcus Bertoni
Paulo Rigazzi
Maria da Penha
Screenplay: 
Michael Wahrmann
Sound: 
Daniel Turini
Fernando henna
Camera: 
Rodrigo Pastoriza
Editor: 
Ricardo Alves Jr.
Fellipe Barbosa
Decoration: 
Ana Paula Cardoso

Production: 
Dezenove Som e Imagens
Sancho Filmes
World Sales: 
FiGa Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

After separating from his wife, André goes back to live with his father. The reunion of the two reveals a difficult and distant relationship, due to the disappearance of the other son 30 years ago, during the Brazilian military dictatorship. The father lives a life of reclusion and longing, emotionally tied to his dog Baleia (Whale). He spends his days playing with Baleia, who is more interested in what is happening outside than with his master. Hoping to get closer to his father, André brings up some old super-8mm film rolls, shot by his brother before his disappearance. “AVANTI POPOLO continues my work that began with my shorts GRANDMOTHERS and OMA, where i began to research autobiographical themes, linked to politics, history and its relation to repressed memories of family traumas. (…) it’s been almost 30 years since the end of military dictatorship in Brazil, and even with the new government’s policies and the investigative 2012 ‘Truth commission’, this subject is often treated as the past and not necessarily as an open wound of the present.” (Michael Wahrmann)

In the presence of Michael Wahrmann.