Scarce

ESCASSO

Brazil, 2022, 15' 

A political mockumentary that does never discuss politics explicitly. The film follows Rose, a professional dog sitter who is squatting an empty apartment that she now considers as her own, and the fulfilment of a dream. Even though she pretends to ‘sit’ the property until the owner comes back, the new ‘tenant’ creates intimacy with the home and becomes fascinated by the missing woman, while also claiming her right to occupy a space vacated by others at a particularly difficult time for many inhabitants in a Brazil marked by increasing inequality.

An interview turned monologue in an apparently ‘light’ short film that actually conducts a strong political reflection adopting a hybrid language. A short circuit is created with the audience, launching a reflection on contemporary Brazil – dealing with themes such as housing, social class differences, racism, and identity – through a mirroring with the viewers themselves, an in-depth investigation on the present through ironic and humorous reversal that exposes its contradictions.

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Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 07 Nov 2022
  • Time: 9:00

Location

Cinema La Compagnia
Cinema La Compagnia - Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R, 50121 Florence
Gabriela Gaia Meirelles, Clara Anastácia

Organizer

Gabriela Gaia Meirelles, Clara Anastácia

Clara Anastácia is a black Brazilian screenwriter. Self-taught, she has been developing work aimed at inclusion and diversity. Anastácia joined the Creative Collaboratory 2021, a project that selects the best young black creators in Brazil. Scarce (2022) is her short film debut as director. Gabriela Gaia Meirelles is a filmmaker, screenwriter and multimedia artist born in Rio de Janeiro. Her work is research between the syncretism of popular culture, the subversion of gender roles and fantastic realism in search of the construction of decolonized perspectives and narratives. Her most recent short film, Afeto (2019), received many awards for best short film.

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