NEIGHBORING SOUNDS [O som ao redor]
This stunning debut feature won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2012 Rotterdam Film Festival and the New Talent Grand Prix at Copenhagen's CPH:PIX. Despite appearances, something's rotten in an affluent neighborhood in the coastal city of Recife. A spate of petty crimes has the residents on edge. Don Francisco, who owns most of the block and whose family ties go far back into the region's history, hires a private security firm to address the problem. The guards are a welcome presence, but also one that upsets the neighborhood's delicate balance, exposing secrets, lies and latent resentments. "A thrilling discovery." —Gavin Smith, Film Comment.
DIR/SCR Kleber Mendonça Filho; PROD Emilie Lesclaux. Brazil, 2012, b&w and color, 131 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED
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