SWIRL

GIRIMUNHO

By Helvécio MARINS JR, Clarissa CAMPOLINA

CINEMA DO BRASIL - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2011

Departing from a real city and its people, the film explores their rich imaginary, poetic and magic universe to talk about human relationships, pointing to the coexistence of traditions and contemporary life, reality and dream, life and death, dissolving the limits between these concepts.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, SPAIN, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Helvécio MARINS JR, Clarissa CAMPOLINA
    • Writer(s)
    • Felipe BRAGANÇA
    • Producer(s)
    • Sara SILVEIRA, Luana MELGAÇO, Luis MIÑARRO
    • Synopsis
    • In the backlands of Minas Gerais, where time seems to pass at the river’s pace, two elderly women keep the whirlwind of life in full swirl. Bastú has lost her husband, but tearlessly seeks comfort in daily life and memory. But it is in the freedom of dreams and the freshness brought by her grandchildren that she manages to work her own transformation. Helping her through it is Maria, whose drum pounds with all the joy and power of her people, beating out the sounds of other places and resounding with a presence that can never die. In this world, where tradition is ambushed by novelty and reality by invention, small shifts steep the flow of life in fantasy.
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