Meandering past the residents of a wealthy street in Recife, where private security guards ply their trade, this self-assured debut portrays the two sides of the Brazilian Dream. Filho scratches the varnish of a culture that revolves around paranoia, fear and revenge.
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Una de esas películas que se quedan contigo y no sabes bien porqué. ¿Será por lo orgánico? ¿Lo cercano? Muchas similitudes entre la inseguridad y las preocupaciones en cualquier barrio mexicano, me quedé con ganas de saber más de ellos. El diseño sonoro, una delicia.
The amazing thing is that we see the reality looking so surreal. I guess people expect maybe a great life lesson. And that's not the case at all, and maybe that's the magical detail about it. Bruno Pereti said everything that I feel: "I'm still thinking about this movie, there is something about it that I don't know, but I really like."
Beautifully shot and crafted it's like a walk through the neighbourhood when everyone left their front and back doors open. Sounds waft in and out like the breeze in this series of inter-cut vignettes on character that by the end come together with wonderfully understated gravity. 3.5 stars
Sound plays a key role in Kleber Mendonça Filho's bracing feature debut, which cuts a cross section of a wealthy Brazilian neighborhood and the poorer outskirts that border it, whose residents often work in the towers. They are guarded by a DIY security agency, keeping an ever watchful eye. A mesmerizing portrait of modern Brazil, NEIGHBORING SOUNDS is a thoughtful, often haunting film.
Authentic characters and lovely cinematography but very little in terms of compelling cinema. The shot that MUBI chose for the listing is one of he few truly arresting moments in the film. Pity that I was waiting for it. Likewise the climax.