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Neighbouring Sounds

O Som ao Redor

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Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Brazil, 2012
Drama, Thriller
      Portuguese
      English, Italian, Turkish

Synopsis

Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear.

Our take

The acclaimed Neighboring Sounds is critic-turned-filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho’s feature debut. Subtly commenting on class relations in Brazil through the city of Recife’s ominous sounds, it is a sensorial and unique piece of filmmaking, evoking a state of torpor hanging in the hot, heavy air.

Synopsis

Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear.

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Neighbouring SoundsDirected byKleber Mendonça Filho
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2012
International Film Festival Rotterdam
2012 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize
Village Voice Film Poll
2012 | 2nd place: Best First Feature
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2012 | 2nd place: Best First Feature

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