urban solutions

16mm, 30 min.

A European artist writes about his experience in portraying life in Brazil during the colonial period. A doorman watches the images of the security cameras in a residential building, while reflecting on his profession and the relationship with his employers. Everything seems to be in its place. Until the images portrayed by the European artist emerge, and with them all the nightmares of a country's past. Is it just a nightmare, or is it a call?

 

"A film that is at the same time deeply unsettling and wonderfully playful. Using various sources of image and text material and performative moments, it is both visually spectacular and urgent in its politics by linking Brazil’s colonial past to the country’s contemporary two-class society. It makes full advantage of cinema’s capacity to stun and stir, to contemplate and engage, to charge and not simply judge."

Jury Statement - Best Documentary Award 2022 IndieLisboa

 

urban solutions is a joint venture between cinéma copains and pátio vazio

 

 

Awards

 

PRIX DU COURT MÉTRAGE 2022 - Cinéma du réel, Paris

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD - IndieLisboa 2022, Lisbon

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD - IndieLisboa 2022

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS GRAND PRIX 2022 -

Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

BEST MID-LENGHT DOCUMENTARY AWARD -

Aosta FrontDoc 2022

GRAND PRIX COURT-MÈTRAGE -

Festival International du Film d'Amiens 2022

PREMIO CORTOMETRAJE INTERNATIONAL -

L'Alternativa 29 Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona 2022

 

Nominated for the German Short-Film Award 2022

 

Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll - German Film Rating Comission FBW

 

 

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