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.