The Silver Cliff

Violeta, 40 years old, dentist, married, a teenage son, is ready start another ordinary day, between her office and her new apartment in Copacabana. A phone message will take her to a journey in the streets of Rio till sunrise. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

The Silver Abyss (O Abismo prateado)

Violeta, 40 years old, dentist, married, a teenage son, is ready start another ordinary day, between her office and her new apartment in Copacabana. A phone message will take her to a journey in the streets of Rio till sunrise. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

Futuro Beach

Moura is the lifeguard Donato, who works at the Praia do Futuro. He starts to escape from his life after losing a German tourist during a rescue. When Donato begins to drift away, his younger brother, Ayrton (Jesuita Barbosa), starts trying to help him up.

Praia do Futuro

Water is lifeguard Donato’s element and the sea is his home. The ‘Beach of the Future’ mentioned in the film’s title unexpectedly gives his life new direction. When two men are caught by a dangerous current, Donato dives in and manages to save Konrad, a German tourist, but his best friend’s life is claimed by the sea. While along the coast the search is on for the body, Konrad and his rescuer get to know each other and their initial physical attraction soon turns into a deeper emotional bond. (Synopsis courtesy of Berlin International Film Festival)

Cathedrals of Culture

‘If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?’ Cathedrals of Culture offers six startling responses to this question. This 3D film project about the soul of buildings allows six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves, examining human life from the unblinking perspective of a manmade structure. Six acclaimed filmmakers bring their own visual style and artistic approach to the project. Buildings, they show us, are material manifestations of human thought and action: the Berlin Philharmonic, an icon of modernity; the National Library of Russia, a kingdom of thoughts; Halden Prison, the world’s most humane prison; the Salk Institute, a scientific monastery on the California coast; the Oslo Opera House, a futuristic symbiosis of art and life; and the Centre Pompidou, a modern culture machine. [Synopsis courtesy of Berlinale]

Venice 70: Future Reloaded

Made for the Venice Film Festival’s 70th anniversary, 70 filmmakers made a short film between 60 and 90 seconds long on their interpretation of the future of cinema