Otávio Almeida / 18´ / 2020 / Brasil, Cuba

Direction: Otávio Almeida

Production: Otávio Almeida

Script: Otávio Almeida

Editing: Alejandro Uzeda

Cinematography: Amanda Cots Martínez

Sound: Marisol Cao Milán

In Cuba, sixty years after the Revolution, two teenage brothers live in their own dystopian universe in a humble home they share with their father, a veteran of the Angolan War of Independence. On the cusp of adulthood, the motives behind a disturbingly believable show goes beyond a mere search for fun, leading getaway from harsh reality. As they explore the limits of this theatre of war where they themselves are the playwrights, actors and audience, innocence loses ground in favor of hastened maturity, forged in the representation of violence and the struggle between loyalty and betrayal.

OTÁVIO ALMEIDA (Piauí, Brasil, 1986). Graduated in documentary filmmaking from the International Film and Television School (EICTV) of Cuba. He studied Contemporary Art at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, Rio de Janeiro. His short LA TRAVESIA (2019) was premièred at IDFA, and LOS NIÑOS LOBO at Visions du Réel. He collaborates with social and environmental NGOs in São Paulo, Río de Janeiro, and the Amazon. His work as a photographer has been displayed at the IV Photography Exhibition of São Paulo and at the X Architecture Biennial of São Paulo. He was shortlisted at RUMOS of the Itaú Cultural (2017) with SENTIRGRAFIA, a research project into photographic language for the visually impaired. He was given a retrospective by Doc Buenos Aires in 2020.