NALIP is excited to return as a partner for this years AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi, November 5-12 at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Join us supporting the following NALIP hosted films, remember, all tickets to all regular screenings are free! For more information about Free Tickets, Express Passes and Patron Packages (note that the Patron Packages come with an allotment of Gala tickets), go toAFI.com.
NEON BULL (BOI NEON)
Brazil | Uruguay | Netherlands, 2015
World Cinema Section
Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Cast: Juliano Cazarré, Aline Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Maeve Jinkings
A young cowboy working the Brazilian rodeo circuit dreams of becoming a famous fashion designer.
Iremar is a modern-day cowboy working the Brazilian rodeo circuit. He spends his days covered in mud and feces, looking after the bulls and preparing their tails before releasing them onto the Vaquejada track. A recent textile boom is providing new opportunities for people in the region, and Iremar dreams of becoming a famous fashion designer, using his spare time to create elaborate garments for a new clothing line. There’s an intense potency at the heart of this sophomore narrative feature from Gabriel Mascaro (AUGUST WINDS, AFI FEST 2014). As in his previous work, the plotting and dialogue are sparse, here offset by a hypnotic series of images showing modern bullfighters in the arid rodeos of northern Brazil. Fertility and sexuality hum at the edges of the story as we follow a young man subjected to recent economic changes that threaten the cowboy way of life. – Lane Kneedler
THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF PÉROLA (A MISTERIOSA MORTE DE PÉROLA)
Brazil | France, 2014
Director: Guto Parente
Cast: Ticiana Augusto Lima, Guto Parente
A young student, living alone in an old apartment, begins to lose herself in loneliness until reality merges with dreams.
A young student leaves her home and boyfriend behind to study art in France, where she moves into an old apartment and begins to lose herself in her loneliness and nostalgia. She becomes increasingly frightened of open doors and windows, and begins to feel that someone is watching her. This fear causes reality to merge with dreams and fantasy. THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF PÉROLA is a murder mystery where time, space and characters seem to disappear among classical music, old paintings and video recordings. What results is a film that plays as both an experimental narrative and a horror film rolled into one. Writer/director/actor Guto Parente (short film DOGS ARE SAID TO SEE THINGS, AFI FEST 2012) and producer/actress Ticiana Augusto Lima craft an intimate micro-thriller that creeps under your skin and will have you pondering its mysteries long after the film has ended. — Jenn Murphy
AFI FEST presented by Audi, November 5-12 at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
A program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today’s Hollywood an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with audiences in the movie capital of the world. AFI FEST is the only festival of its stature that is free to the public. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Film categories for the annual Academy Awards®.