HDV, Color, 14m22s, Sound, 16:9, English/Português, 2012
How does one rupture history? This question takes a specific turn in the Brazilian context, where an ineffective relation to logic; the impossible definition of an identity (creating the modern figure of the Anti-Hero Anonymous since the beginning of the 20th century) and the persistence of the myth (history perceived as a version of the myth) are particularly strong.
A story told through the eyes of a parrot. He alone remembers the metamorphosis of the modern figure of the Anti-Hero Anonymous. The narrative is deconstructed into areas of color, from which emerge "flashbacks" of fictional and documentary fragments filmed in Rio de Janeiro: scenes reenacting the Brazilian "cinema novo", traces of Amerindian sacrifices and recordings of urban occupation evoking the spirit of the "Theater of the Oppressed". The color – all at once skin, gesture, word, voice – structures as much as it breaks, creating a sort of vanishing punctuation, a punctuation of the memory operating on itself.
Script by Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky
Featuring: A speculative patchwork of texts by Oswald de Andrade, Mário de Andrade, Augusto Boal, Walter Benjamin, Jorge Luis Borges, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Lygia Clark, Hèlio Oiticica and Glauber Rocha.
With: "Occupy Rio" Group at Cinelandia Square; Actors: Bernardo Zabalaga & Mauricio Lima; Storyteller: Sam Ashley; Parrot: Porfirio de Gloria
With the support of Capacete, Rio De Janeiro & Le Plateau, Paris
Filmed in Rio de Janeiro