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90 Ratings

White Out Black In

Branco Sai. Preto Fica

Directed by Adirley Queirós
Brazil, 2014
Sci-Fi, Documentary


Shots in a ball of black music in the outskirts of Brasilia injure two men . A third comes from the future to investigate what happened and prove that it is the fault of the repressive society.

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White Out Black In Directed by Adirley Queirós
Employing elemental visual effects, dusty vinyl cues, offhand cultural details, and Afrofuturist imagery, Queiros proposes, in strikingly original fashion, a cinema informed by histories both real and imagined, recollected and recorded–a composite approach typified by the best of contemporary nonfiction, but one only rarely balanced so expertly in the framework of fiction.
April 10, 2015
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It’s a too-rare instance in which a filmmaker can be found using pop music cues not just to siphon the emotional effect of a song, but to signal their function as vessels for collective cultural memory. Here, in this this film with a most fantastic premise, we find a compelling case for the historical necessity of the documentary project.
March 30, 2015
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Though working with spare sets and low-budget materials, director Adirley Queirós creates an uncanny world… Queirós’s film takes the form of a fantastical and extremely elliptical revenge fantasy, with an apocalyptic finale presented through a montage of animated drawings and DIY sound effects. A full quarter of White Out, Black In is simultaneously lethargic and inscrutable, but the remainder is captivating and utterly singular.
March 11, 2015
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