Brazilian directors Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon are set to add to the Forum Section’s focus on new Latin American cinema with “Beira-Mar”.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “During winter, two young men travel to a nearby coastal city. Martin has to visit distant relatives in order to get a document for his father. Tomaz agrees to join him on this journey, seeing it as an opportunity to rekindle their friendship. The two spend their days immersed in their own universe, experiencing rejection from Martin’s family and the weird distance that has grown between them both. Going from casual distractions to deep reflections on their lives and friendship, the boys shelter themselves in a glass house by the shore of a cold and raging sea.”
Far from the picture-postcard beaches of Rio, Matzembacher and Reolon expose the desolate and cold landscapes of Southern Brazil rarely explored in previous films, crafting the setting as a perfect backdrop to an introspective coming-of-age story centered on adolescent friendship.
“Beira-Mar” will premiere February 6 in Berlin and has FiGa Films handling international sales.