25.9. Wednesday

17:30 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

With Alex Mello and Gabriel Martins in attendance

Followed by a discussion on the nouvelle vague of “cinema negro” at Filmforum im Museum Ludwig in the museum’s ground-floor educational workshop

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)


R: Vitor Kruter & Alex Mello; Brasilien 2019;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 15 min.

Alex Mello wrote the screenplay for the short film JEAN. Inspired by the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the film follows a painter who confronts his past demons.


R: Kennel Rógis; Brasilien 2013;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 15 min.


SOPHIA is a moving portrait of a single mother who is a seamstress in a factory, and her deaf-mute daughter.


R: Valter Rege; Brasilien 2016;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 15 min.

PRETO NO BRANCO illustrates the everyday racism in Brazil, taking the example of 20-year-old Roberto who is suspected of committing a robbery and subsequently arrested, simply because he is black. But he knows how to defend himself…


R: Bruno Ribeiro; Brasilien 2016;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 14 min.


In PELE SUJA MINHA CARNE a young man realises he has fallen in love with a male schoolmate. But life as a gay man, in a country where far-right President Jair Bolsonaro wins votes with homophobic rabble-rousing, won’t be easy.


R: Fabio Rodrigo; Brasilien 2018;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 15 min.

KAIRO tells the story of a boy who is picked up from school by a social worker after his family falls victim to police brutality. The film is dedicated to human rights activist and city councillor Marielle Franco who, as an outspoken critic of police violence against black people, was murdered in 2018.


R: Renata Martins; Brasilien 2019;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 20 min.

In SEM ASAS a boy, on the way to buy flour for his mother, winds up in the clutches of armed paramilitary narcotics officers – a first big-screen rebuke of the manhunts being carried out by police squads and snipers in Brazil’s most impoverished areas under the rule of President Bolsonaro.