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Memory House
Dir.: João Paulo Miranda Maria | 93 minutes

Memory House

Brazil, France 2020 | 93 minutes | Portuguese | Hebrew, English subtitles

Modern day Brazil, but lost in time. Cristovam, a native Black man from the North, moves to a Southern town, a strange sort of Austrian colony, to work in a milk factory. Confronted with xenophobia, he feels isolated from the white world. He discovers an abandoned house, filled with objects and memorabilia reminding him of his origins. He settles in, reconnecting with his roots. In his first feature, João Paulo Miranda Maria makes use of fantastic elements to address the racial tensions that dominate Brazil. This is an impressive and unusual film, the success of which is undoubtedly enhanced by its spectacular cinematography and the appearance of Antonio Pitanga in the lead role.