Travessias Brazilian Film Festival 2020 [Online]

In the Heart of the World (No Coração do Mundo) & In the Heart of the World (No Coração do Mundo) Q&A

Expired November 30, 2020 7:59 AM
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Pre-recorded Q&A with with director Gabriel Martins accompanies this screening! This talk will appear at the end of this film playlist for viewing throughout the festival.

On the outskirts of Contagem, the scattered lives and side hustles of neighborhood residents collide in this complex portrait of blood relations and interpersonal bonds. Marcos seeks a way out of his routine of break-ins and petty crimes by taking on a risky opportunity that promises to solve all of his problems. As he enlists the help of his colleague Selma and girlfriend Ana to execute the plan, tensions begin to swell. Told through sweeping intimate takes with an enrapturing sound design, In the Heart of the World entrusts its female protagonists with the power of propulsion, their personal histories and allegiances shaping the film's undercurrent.

“A sprawling feature by Gabriel and Maurílio Martins, In the Heart of the World offers a vivid depiction of a close-knit community in the city of Contagem, where the filmmakers are from. In this multi-character ensemble, the inhabitants of a poor neighborhood yearn for a better life: some get involved in crime, others just try and get by. Using a mix of professional and amateur actors, the directors create a kaleidoscopic, inventively photographed portrait of struggle, hope, and faith.” — Film at Lincoln Center

  • Year
  • Runtime
    120 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese w/ English subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Gabriel Martins & Maurílio Martins