On Christmas’s Eve, during twelve hours straight and in a single location, five actors were filmed uninterruptedly by three hand-held cameras. They were waiting for someone. They wonder if he will ever come.
The reunion of these five friends, the absences, the joys and the pains are shared by all at the peak of tension. The film within a film reveals itself.
“The result brings together the spontaneity of Vintenberg’s “The Celebration” and the creative intimacy from John Cassavetes”
33rd São Paulo International Film Festival
Ubiratan Brasil – Estado de São Paulo Newspaper
“The film records the play between reality and fiction set up by five actors – among them a devastating Pedro Bricio – gathered together in a house”
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
Rodrigo Fonseca – Rio Show magazine– films recommended by critics
“If film making is about getting in “friction with the world”, as Comolli says, Jatahy, in realizing a friction between acting and being, builds an enticing film, which provokes the boundaries which so often confront us, and that really deserves an attentive glance.
13th Tiradentes Film Festival
Ursula Rösele – a critic at the festival
A film by Christiane Jatahy
Producers: Flavio Ramos Tambellini and Christiane Jatahy
Cast: Cristina Amadeo, Daniela Fortes, Marina Vianna, Kiko Mascarenhas and Pedro Bricio.
Director of photography: Walter Carvalho
Audio design: Lendro Lima
Original soundtrack: Lucas Marcier, Rodrigo Marçal and Luciano Correa
Art director: Marcelo Lipiani
Editors: Sergio Mekler and Christiane Jatahy
Final script: Christiane Jatahy