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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

urban solutions Minze Tummescheit, Luciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes, Arne Hector

In wealthy Brazilian neighbourhoods, the right to private property is protected by multiple locks, high fences, and surveillance cameras. Robust and all-powerful security systems grace the screen while the words of a European traveller from colonial Brazil depict an exotic, imagined paradise. Woven into his story are the words of the “porteiro.” Both concierge and guard, porteiros are responsible for maintaining the order and normality of each building: “people without possessions who protect the others’ possessions.” The film urban solutions highlights the burden of colonial legacy and the open wounds left by a slave-owning past, whose effects are still starkly visible in the organization of modern Brazilian society.
— Editorial Team

competition : Short and Medium-Length International Competition

urban solutions

  • Country : Germany, Brazil
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : Portuguese, German
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 29 MIN
  • Cinematography : Minze Tummescheit
  • Editing : Minze Tummescheit
  • Editing : Arne Hector
  • Production : Cinéma Copains
  • Music : Wilson Das Neves
  • Sound Design : Christian Obermaier
  • Sound Design : Sara Lehn
Filmography of Minze Tummescheit :

Jarmark Europa (2004)
in arbeit / w toku / en construction / lavori in corso film interview chain part 1 - 3 (2012)
Fictions and Futures #1 (2014)
Whose Hand Was It ? (2018)

Filmography of Luciana Mazeto :

Antes do lembrar (2018)
Os olhos na mata e o gosto na água (2020)
Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World) (2020)

Filmography of Vinícius Lopes :

Antes do lembrar (2018)
Os olhos na mata e o gosto na água (2020)
Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World) (2020)

Filmography of Arne Hector :

Jarmark Europa (2004)
in arbeit / w toku / en construction / lavori in corso film interview chain part 1 - 3 (2012)
Fictions and Futures #1 (2014)
Whose Hand Was It ? (2018)

The film’s journey :

Rotterdam International Film Festival | World Premiere

Cinéma du réel | International Competition, Short Film Award

IndieLisboa | Amnesty International Award, Short Film Grand Prize

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