In a week full of news, the movie theaters of São Paulo receive some repetitions. This is the case of two highlights that were screened at the São Paulo International Film Festival this year, and that arrive on the circuit this Thursday, the 1st.
One of them is “Aftersun”, awarded the Bandeira Paulista at the São Paulo festival, which uses the mood of melancholy to portray the memories of the last summer that a 12-year-old girl spends with her father.
In the story, Sophie needs to deal with the changes in her relationship with her father and with the changes that adolescence brings. The feature, directed by Charlotte Wells and with the seal of the A24 studio, also passed through the Cannes Film Festival.
The other is “Até ossos”, Timothée Chalamet’s new partnership with the Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, which launched the actor to stardom with “Call Me by Your Name”, in 2017. Guadagnino received the award for best director at the last Festival de Venice for directing the film.
To complete the list of big screen returns, “Twilight” is also back. The distributor Paris Filmes re-releases the five films of the saga in the month of December in celebration of the ten years since “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” debuted on the big screen.
One highly anticipated work is the snarky horror “The Menu,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult. Production is by Searchlight Pictures, which belongs to Disney studios, and is responsible for works such as “The Shape of Water”, “Jojo Rabbit” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.
Already in a Christmas mood, “Noite Infeliz” shows a different idea of Santa Claus. The film is not for children: in the story, the good old man has to face mercenaries who invade the house where he would leave gifts.
Check out, below, the premieres of the week in theaters in São Paulo.
The story is inspired by the memoirs of Scottish screenwriter and director Charlotte Wells. The film takes place on a journey between teenager Sophie and her father, Calum, in which she realizes that the relationship between the two is not what she imagined. The girl realizes that she is growing up and lives new experiences with a sense of melancholy and mystery.
United Kingdom, United States, 2022. Director: Charlotte Wells. With: Paul Mescal, Celia Rowlson-Hall and Frankie Corio. 14 years
Down to the Bones
The cannibal novel is from the same director of “Call Me by Your Name”. The story of the protagonist couple begins when Maren’s father abandons her and she needs to look for the mother she never knew. On the quest, she meets a rebellious young man with whom she falls in love and with whom she shares a strange desire to eat human flesh.
Italy, United States, 2022. Directed by: Luca Guadagnino. With: Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance. 14 years
Brief History of the Green Planet
After her grandmother’s death, Tania discovers that the elderly woman harbored an alien at home. Thus, she is responsible for fulfilling the dead woman’s wish: to take the creature to the place where it was found. Two friends accompany her on the trip to a small Argentine town, but they have to deal with their internal issues along the way. The film received the Teddy Awards, given to LGBTQIA+ themed films, at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival.
Argentina, Brazil, 2019. Director: Santiago Loza. With: Romina Escobar, Paula Grinszpan and Luis Soda. 12 years
In celebration of ten years since the end of the saga, the first of five films returns to theaters. Fans who experienced the fever of the love triangle between a human, a vampire and a werewolf can review the feature films in theaters — all five titles will be shown throughout the month of December, with one release per week. In this plot, the couple Bella and Edward experience the first dangers of the relationship between such different groups.
United States, 2008. Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke. With: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. 12 years
god has aids
On the International Day for the Fight against AIDS, December 1st, the documentary that shows the disease from another perspective arrives at the cinemas. The film accompanies seven seropositive artists in their performances, works and expressions that return to the history of the epidemic and the prejudice suffered by people living with HIV.
Brazil, 2021. Direction: Fábio Leal and Gustavo Vinagre. 16 years
Inspired by the story of its director, the mix of documentary and fiction follows the life of a young woman with anorexia. Clara, the Brazilian who stars in the feature, lives a routine based on calculating calories and repeating rituals. The story goes into the intimacy of the young woman, who deprives herself of food as a way of taking control of her body.
Brazil, 2020. Director: Moara Passoni. 16 years
The Curse of Room 203
Excited to live together, two friends rent room number 203 to share. Before long, one of them notices a hole in the wall in front of her bed and a sequence of frightening cases begins to happen every night. The place is taken over by a spirit that seeks revenge and possession of one of them.
United States, 2022. Director: Ben Jagger. With: Francesca Xuereb, Viktoria Vinyarska and Thomas Johnston. 14 years
A high-end dining experience turns into a fight for survival. The tension of the story is heightened with each dish served to the select audience of 12 people until the true intentions of the restaurant’s staff chef are revealed.
United States, 2022. Director: Mark Mylod. With: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult. 16 years
On the Short Leash
A three-season webseries inspired this film. Junior, a man raised only by his mother, decides to go look for his father after discovering that he too will have a child. The comedy feature portrays the journey that mother and son make from the outskirts of Salvador to the interior of the Recôncavo Baiano and the confusions they encounter along the way.
Brazil, 2021. Director: Ary Rosa and Glenda Nicácio. With: Suliã Bispo, Thiago Almasy and Luciana Souza. 12 years
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In a Christmas mood, the premiere shows a Santa Claus different from the good old man of the stories. In the feature, a rich family complex is invaded by mercenaries on Christmas Eve and the salvation of the hostages depends on the beloved character of the children.
United States, 2022. Director: Tommy Wirkola. With: David Harbour, John Leguizamo and Beverly D’Angelo. 16 years
Shark: Sea of Blood
Yet another movie about shark attacks hits theaters. In the feature film directed by James Nunn, a group of friends are on vacation in Mexico when they decide to take a ride on a jet ski. The five young people have an accident and have to share only one of the water vehicles when they notice a shark in the water.
United Kingdom, 2022. Director: James Nunn. With: Holly Earl, Jack Trueman and Catherine Hannay. 16 years