[O SOM AO REDOR]
Prior to his celebrated second film AQUARIUS, Kleber Mendonça Filho's award-winning debut film signaled the arrival of a vital new cinematic talent. Despite appearances, something's rotten in an affluent neighborhood in the coastal city of Recife, Brazil. A spate of petty crimes has the residents on edge. Don Francisco, who owns most of the block and whose family ties go far back into the region's history, hires a private security firm to address the problem. The guards are a welcome presence, but also one that upsets the neighborhood's delicate balance, exposing secrets, lies and latent resentments. "A thrilling discovery." – Gavin Smith, Film Comment. DIR/SCR Kleber Mendonça Filho; PROD Emilie Lesclaux. Brazil, 2012, b&w/color, 131 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.