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Let It Burn

Diz a ela que me viu chorar

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Directed by Maíra Bühler
Brazil, 2019
Documentary
      Portuguese
      English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

The Dom Pedro hostel in São Paulo houses 107 homeless residents from marginalized communities, many of whom are struggling with the ever-present threat of eviction. With their own personal stories full of loneliness and heartbreak, these are individuals who nevertheless fight for life in solidarity.

Our take

This tender portrait of drug users residing in a hostel-turned-social housing project is a tough yet hopeful act of cinematic communion. Deeply devoted to its subjects, but also providing space to bring them closer to each other, Let It Burn absorbs great emotion, culminating in musical release.

Synopsis

The Dom Pedro hostel in São Paulo houses 107 homeless residents from marginalized communities, many of whom are struggling with the ever-present threat of eviction. With their own personal stories full of loneliness and heartbreak, these are individuals who nevertheless fight for life in solidarity.

Trailer
Let It BurnDirected byMaíra Bühler
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São Paulo International Film Festival
2019

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