OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS (2016)
by Gabriel Abrantes
The Artificial Humors (2016), is a film about humor, anthropology and artificial intelligence. It focuses on how humor is central to human relationships across, used as a form of social control, and one of the most complex forms of communication. The film was shot in Mato Grosso (Canarana and the Yawalapiti and Kamayura villages inside the Xingu Indigenous Park) and São Paulo. Blending a certain Hollywood aesthetic with documentary approaches, the film tells the story of an indigenous girl who falls in love with a robot that is a rising stand up comedian in Brazil.
Gabriel Abrantes’ films address historical, political and social matters while discussing postcolonial, gender and identity issues. His works create layers of unlikely readings, altering traditional narratives and touch upon the absurd, folklore, humor and politics.
THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS § 2016; PORTUGAL; 30’ ¶
WITH: MARGARIDA LUCAS, GILDA NOMACCE, IVO MÜLLER, AMANDA RODARTE ¶ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JORGE QUINTELA ¶
ART DIRECTOR DAYSE BARRETO, TATIANE TAKAHASHI, DIOGO HAYASHI ¶ EDITOR MARGARIDA LUCAS
¶ MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE FUNDAÇÃO SERRALVES, BIENAL DE SÃO PAULO, COLECCIÓN INELCOM, & INSTITUTO DO CINEMA E AUDIOVISUAL¶
PRODUCER GABRIEL ABRANTES ¶ PRODUCED BY HERMA FILMS