Dreamy poetry and loneliness trapped in a place where an escape seems to be the only option... It's slow paced, heavy, but this is a fine piece of film-making. It's an uneasy drift with great music that will most likely leave you thinking for a moment about what really happened there. The visual style gives it an ethereal feeling, the performances are solid. An unexpected gem, excellent cinema!
Good movie with a thin plot but gorgeous photography. It speaks not so much (or not only) of depression or of the difficulty of being teen, but above all of the constraint of living in a place where one does not feel at ease. So escape, in various forms, is the only option.
In the desolate brazilian countryside, a boy, codename "Mr. Tambourine man" spends time in internet, smoking pot and arguing with his dysfuncional mother. A non-narrative structure, it talks about depression, lonliness and how society repress the youngsters: suicide is the only way to be free. Smart (allegories) and dark, but no explanation about the incident, and I don't know if I'll wach it again, in future.
Nice surprise. Emotional but never sappy. Beautifully shot. Evocative mood, right pacing, strong sense of time and place. Great use of nonactors: the old couple is lovely. Interesting soundtrack (and good sound, which is always nice to hear in Brazilian movies). The "lyrical" blog post voiceovers are cringeworthy, though — but this is usually true of teenage writing, so in the end they also did a good job on this.
A history of smart, strong, which reveals itself slowly and the spectator in a way nothing forced, and therefore easily assimilated, The Famous and the Dead proves that there is intelligent life in Brazilian cinema. There is prejudice against films of this or that country here, but movie is good even when it goes beyond the European cinema, Asian or Brazilian. When it's just film and well done.