NOWE HORYZONTY

July 8th, 2016.

Muito Romântico will be screened at the end of July at the
Films on Art International Competition
16. NOWE HORYZONTY (IFF T-Mobile New Horizons) in Wroclaw, Poland.

"The soothing blue of the Atlantic and caustic red hull of a cargo ship: this color contrast establishes the framework for a new stage in the life of two Brazilian artists, Melissa and Gustavo, who are sailing to Europe on board a container ship. They live in a small apartment in Berlin that becomes a kind of cinematic laboratory, where a film fantasy is combined with personal experiences and their memories are infused with literature. Together with friends, they play different roles and stage scenes inspired by reality, thus blurring the line between truth and fiction. In Muito Romântico, which was shot on grainy 16 mm film, directors Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn have fun playing with their images and personal narratives, subjecting them to a certain artistic treatment. The material for their work comes from their life stories, their common journey, their life in Berlin, and their reflections about the changing city and emotional animosity. The result is an original hybrid somewhere between a documentary and a feature film. Surprising in terms of its surreal imagination, this spirit-filled, avant-garde kaleidoscope of ideas, images, and techniques, with pictures from private archives, is a miniature concert with the directors in the role of musicians, as well as a time-traveling teleportation device that takes audiences inside the walls of their apartment". (Marius Miklinski)