Second film - Development 2015

Sergio is an architect that works for the same company for 30 years. He has the opportunity to become a partner in the company, get rich with a new and illegal venture and construct his more ambitious building. But it all depends on the inheritance of his father.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Second film, Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marcelo LORDELLO
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcelo LORDELLO
    • Producer(s)
    • Mannu COSTA (Plano 9 Produções)
    • Synopsis
    • "Paternal" accompanies tense days of Sergio, an 55 yeas-old architect that aims to eternalize himself. The Brazil economic boom gives him a unique opportunity to become partner in the construction company he worked for 30 years. Then he can participate in the profit sharing of a illegal mega venture seaside. This fact also enable the construction of his most ambitious architectural project: A skyscraper that will leave a mark of his genius in Recife, the city where he was born.
      Sergio's plan runs into two major obstacles: His father, a rigorous and demanding figure, dies after revealing having had another family, something that destabilizes the certainties and purposes of Sergio; His son, a young and idealistic man, effective participant in the current popular manifestations in Brasil, stands himself against the opinions and principles always defended by Sergio.
      Recife, the 5th largest city in Brazil, is undergoing a period of urban transformation. The main strategic focus of a development plan for the Northeast region of Brazil, the city receives massive investments without the necessary infrastructure for it. The result is an urban chaos: excessive vertical growth, daily traffic jam, real state speculation, high cost of living and social violence. Here, Progress repeats the same mistakes made in other major cities in the world. Sergio and his skyscrapers seaside, back to what remains of the city, seek to represent this particular conjuncture.
      The film is build on the conflict between the convicted trajectory of Sergio against the morals and emotionals obstacles that come his way. A film about the achievements of a man and his obsessive desire for triumph. "Paternal" is constructed of small but significant revelations that arise as a consequence of Sergio's "blindness".
    • Partners & financing
    • Trincheira Filmes
      Plano 9 Produções
      Government of the State of Pernambuco
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2014