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International Feature Competition

Dry Ground Burning Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós

Mato Seco em Chamas

In the Sol Nascente favela, on the outskirts of the Brazilian capital, an all-female gang selling gas on the black market decides to create a political party to represent the interests of a population abandoned by the government. This subversive tale reminiscent of Robin Hood is directed by Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós, who live in the region. The arid landscape adds to the creation of a rather singular atmosphere. The film picks up on a recurrent approach in Queirós’ work, which flows easily between reality and fiction and draws on Western and science fiction elements. Dry Ground Burning is an explosive and irrefutable invitation to rebellion against the conservative dystopia engulfing Brazil.
— Editorial Team

Presented in collaboration with Fantasia International Film Festival

competition : Prix spécial de la compétition internationale longs métrages

Dry Ground Burning

  • Country : Brazil, Portugal
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Portuguese
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 163 MIN
  • Cinematography : Joana Pimenta
  • Editing : Cristina Amaral
  • Production : Adirley Queirós
  • Production : João Matos
  • Music : Banda Muleka 100 Calcinha
  • Sound Design : Francisco Craesmeyer
Filmography of Joana Pimenta :

As Figuras Gravadas Na Faca Com a Seiva Das Bananeiras (2014)
An Aviation Field (2016)
Rádio Coração (2018)

Filmography of Adirley Queirós :

Rap, O Canto da Ceilândia (2005)
A Cidade é Uma Só? (2011)
Branco Sai, Preto Fica (2014)
Era uma Vez Brasília (2017)
Rádio Coração (2018)

The film’s journey :

Berlin International Film Festival | World Premiere, Nominee Caligari Film Award

Cinéma du réel | Cinéma du réel Grand Prize

Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival | Grand Jury Prize

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