// I don't belong anywhere, I belong to myself. //
(STORY LINE) Independent experimental film that covers stories of both internal and external reflections, the combination of values and feelings about belonging somewhere and being able to have a free identity.
Nine characters are out of their respective comfort zones. Each of them in a different stage of a reflection process that occurs when you're away from your roots. To Belong & Sobre o Pertencer materializes deep feelings exposing the transformation of those nine characters which embody only one cycle of identity acknowledgment, where they all become only one free spirit.
-- The film was made in England, France and Brazil with actors and crew from all over the world.
An independent experimental short film of the directors Cassiana Maranha and Lara Jacoski. The project was born from the needs of the directors to express themselves about their impotence and weakness of identity, their need to leave things behind in order to discover new paths of life, a light, free and stronger way of living. Lara and Cassiana were living abroad, they met after years and together realized to be feeling the same process of extinguishment of the identity's freedom. They started a huge search in their surrounding to analyze the common feelings of this multi-cultural world where anyone seems to feel they belong somewhere. In order to represent this displacement and the search of inner freedom, the experimental short features actors and collaborators from different parts of the world, thus creating a collective unit on the reflection of these internal conflicts, fears and absences that arise in the relentless pursuit of seeking to belong somewhere, to something... finally discovering something more, the free spirit.
A film by: CASSIANA MARANHA e LARA JACOSKI
MARTHA VAN DER BLY (Holand)
HADRIEN CANTAU (France)
PAOLA DE RAMOS (Brazil)
GREGORY CHASTANG (England)
LARA JACOSKI & LARISSA FIGUEIREDO (Brazil)
CASSIANA MARANHA (Brazil)
MOATAZ ELMGHRABY (Egypt)
JULIANA ROUMBEDAKIS (Brazil)
D.O.P: LARA JACOSKI
Camera 5th act: DAVID GOMES & VITOR MORAES
Art direction: PAOLA DE RAMOS
Production: CASSIANA MARANHA, LARA JACOSKI & LARISSA FIGUEIREDO
Still: ELLEN BARBOZA
Photo treatment: RAYSA FONTANA ZILLI
Original soundtrack: CONSTANTINA
Mixing: ANDRÉ VELOSO
Edition: LARA JACOSKI
Graphic design: BIEL CARPENTER & JAIME SILVEIRA
Camera: Canon 7D / 24-70mm e 100mm / stopmotion and slowmotion
Produced in: London (UK), Toulouse (FR) & Curitiba (BR).
Finished in: Curitiba & Belo Horizonte (BR).
Lara Jacoski + http://www.larajacoski.com
Cassiana Maranha + http://cassiana-maranha.tumblr.com
Constantina + http://www.constantina.art.br