Grace Passô, Ricardo Alves Jr.

Vaga Carne / Dazed Flesh
Brazil 2019

22.02.2020 12:30 Eng. subtitles Kino Arsenal 1
23.02.2020 17:00 Eng. subtitles Werkstattkino@silent green

45 min. Portuguese.

A wandering voice is able to invade any matter, solid, liquid, or gaseous, and it decides for the first time to invade a woman’s body. From this experience it narrates what it feels as a subject, what “it” pretends to feel, what is unfathomable in itself, what its image is to the others, and probes what a body means as a social construction.

Grace Passô, born in 1980 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is a director, playwright, and actress. She works in partnership with artists and theater companies. As a playwright, her texts have been published in French, Spanish, Mandarin, English, and Polish. For her acting achievements – in theater as well as in film – the artist has received several awards.

Ricardo Alves Jr., born in 1982 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is a filmmaker, producer and theater director who began by directing short films, which have been screened and have won prizes at numerous international festivals. He made his feature film debut in 2016 with Elon Não Acredita na Morte, which screened at festivals across Brazil, Latin America, China, and Europe and won several awards. He is producer of The Dead and the Others, which has been exhibited in over 30 festivals around the world.

Production Grace Passô, Ricardo Alves Jr., Nina Bittencourt, Fernanda Hallak, Raquel Hallak. Production companies Produções Grãos da Imagem (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil), ENTREFILMES (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil), Universo Produção (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil). Directed by Grace Passô, Ricardo Alves Jr.. Screenplay Grace Passô. Cinematography Andrea Capella. Editing Gabriel Martins. Music Barulhista. Sound design Pedro Durães. Production design Grace Passô, Ricardo Alves Jr.. Costumes Luiz Dias Simoões. Make-up Gabriela Dominguez, Tásia d'Paula. Production manager Nina Bittencourt. Executive producers Nina Bittencourt. With Grace Passô, Zora Santos, Dona Jandira, Sabrina Rauta, Tásia d'Paula, Aline Vila Real, Valeria Aissatu Sane, André Novais, Hélio Ricardo, Ronaldo Coisa Nossa.

Films

Grace Passô: 2019: Vaga Carne / Dazed Flesh (with Ricardo Alves Jr., 45 min.).

Ricardo Alves Jr.: 2006: Material Bruto / Raw Material. 2007: Convite Para Jantar com o Camarada Stalin / Invitation to Dine with Comrade Stalin (10 min.). 2010: Permanências / Permanences (34 min.). 2013: Tremor (14 min.). 2016: Elon Não Acredita na Morte / Elon doesn't believe in Death (75 min.). 2018: Russa (with João Salaviza, 20 min., Berlinale Shorts). 2019: Vaga Carne / Dazed Flesh.

Photo: © Produções Grãos da Imagem/ENTREFILMES/Universo Produção