30.09. - 09.10.2021

Young and Miserable or a Man Screaming is not A Dancing Bear Brazil 2016 | 127 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2016

Thiago B. Mendonça

Thiago B. Mendonça is part of an artistic collective and runs the Terror Cia theatre group. He has written screenplays for influential figures in a new generation of young Brazilian film-makers like Adirley Queirós and Victor Furtado. Young and Miserable or a Man Screaming is not a Dancing Bear is his debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A group of artists test the borders between art and life. With theatre, music  and performance art in public spaces, they try and create a revolutionary consciousness. They join the protests against the 2014 World Cup and witness violence and police repression. But the nearer the spectacle comes, the wider the cracks in the collective's solidarity. The dream of art influencing life is overtaken by life itself. Made on a minimal budget, the film is a powerful portrait of a young generation of political artists and was inspired by an essay by Pier Paolo Pasolini in which he criticized materialism – and by the surreal poetry of Aimé Cesaire. 
Original title: Jovens Infelizes ou um Homem que Grita não é um Urso que Dança
Film type: Experimental
Original language: Portuguese
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Thiago B. Mendonça
Screenplay: Thiago B. Mendonça
Cast: Alex Rocha, Camila Urbano, Cel Oliveira, Clarissa Moser, Ieltxu Martinez Ortueta, Rafaela Penteado, Renan Rovida, Carlos Francisco, Atílio Belini Vaz, Suzana Aragão, Val Pires, Bira Nogueira, Fernando Jardim, Givanildo Manoel, Helvio Tamoio, Kiko Dinucci, Leandro Safatle, Bebel Mendonça, Nani de Oliveira, Selito SD, Stella Prata, Zé Antônio do Carmmo
Producer: Laura Calasans, Dráusio Mandia, Leandro Safatle
Director of Photography: André Moncaio
Music: Kiko Dinucci
Production Design: Renata Jardim
Editor: Thiago B. Mendonça
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Memória Viva
Production: Memória Viva
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