GIRIMUNHO

V' 11

GIRIMUNHO

Swirl

Helvécio Marins Jr., Clarissa Campolina
Brasilien/E/D, 2011
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

GIRIMUNHO

Helvécio Marins Jr., Clarissa Campolina
Brasilien/E/D, 2011
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

Cast: 
Maria Sebastiana Martins Álvaro
Bastú
Maria da Conceição Gomes de Moura
Luciene Soares da Silva
Wanderson Soares da Silva
Screenplay: 
Felipe Braganca
Sound: 
O grivo
Camera: 
Ivo Lopes Araujo
Editor: 
Marina Meliande
Composer: 
O grivo
Gustavo Fioravante
Decoration: 
Felipe Duarte
Costume: 
Felipe Duarte

Production: 
Teia Filmes, Dezenove Som e Imagens Producoes, Eddie Saeta, Autentika Films
World Sales: 
Urban Distribution International
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Girimunho tells the story of Bastú, an 81-year-old woman who lives in a village in the interior of Brazil, and who after the death of her husband tries to create her new life. Departing from a real city and its people, the film explores their rich imaginary, poetic and magic universe to talk about human relationships, pointing to the coexistence of traditions and contemporary life, reality and dream, life and death, dissolving the limits between these concepts.
In Girimunho time seems to stop in spite of its constant movement. In the midst of the Sertão landscape, oneiric occurrences populate the imagination of its people and blend with the prosaic situations in our characters’ lives. Our desire is to portray the Sertão in a subjective and profound way, taking reality as the beginning of everything. These characters are real people living in São Romão. Their stories are part of their memories; their homes are the film’s locations, without being interfered with by art, because everything was already there, ready to be filmed, entirely maintaining its authenticity. The people that inspired us to make this film played themselves. (Helvécio Marins Jr., Clarissa Campolina)