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Loveling

 

 

Original title:
Benzinho
Slovenian title:
Ljubljeni
Section:
PANORAMA

Country, year:
Brasil, Uruguay, Germany, 2018
Length:
95

Directed by:
Gustavo Pizzi

Screenplay:
Gustavo Pizzi, Karine Teles
Cinematography:
Pedro Faerstein
Music:
Maximiliano Silveira
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Portuguese
Voting code:
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Cast:
Karine Teles (Irene), Otávio Müller (Klaus), Adriana Esteves (Sonia), Konstantinos Sarris (Fernando), César Troncoso (Alan)
Awards:
Sundance 2018, Rotterdam 2018, Malaga 2018 (Best Film, FIPRESCI Prize), San Francisco 2018, Karlovy Vary 2018


DateHourLocation 
Thu, 8.11.2018 15:00 Kino Komuna
Mon, 12.11.2018 19:00 Kosovel Hall
Tue, 13.11.2018 17:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Fri, 16.11.2018 18:00 Maribox

Deli povezavo
Description:
A sensitive emotional portrayal of a mother coming to terms with her son's independence.

Irene is raising four rambunctious sons in a home that is physically crumbling but warm and happy. As Irene simultaneously shelters her sister Sonia (who just left a volatile marriage), supports her own husband through a financial crisis, and plans her own long-awaited high school graduation, Irene's eldest son, Fernando, suddenly announces he has been recruited by a professional handball team in Germany and will be leaving in just three weeks. Consummate caretaker Irene prickles at the idea of emancipating the 16-year-old so he can travel and live alone, and she becomes increasingly anxious about what her future holds.

"We wanted to talk about invisible women. Irene is your everyday woman, the one you pass by on the street and you don't even notice. /…/ She's not important to anyone except for herself and her family. So, we wanted to praise that work. We wanted to take that and bring it out and show the poetic and the beautiful side of it and the importance of it. Because everybody has or had a mother and your relationship to your family is somehow the basis of who you are. Sometimes you have a bad relationship with your family and that makes you become a better person, sometimes you have a good relationship with your family and it makes you a better person." (Gustavo Pizzi and Karine Teles)
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