Orwo Foma is a film about the status of women in contemporary society: vanity, sexism, beauty standards and the oppression included within these subjects. It's an experimental film, both in language and in process. Shot in 16mm and manually developed, it was made during a workshop in Recife, Brazil, called Corpo Sensível (Sensitive Body), leaded by Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius, active members of Labor Berlin, independent film laboratory part of the 27 Lab Association. The proposal was to incorporate the chemical reactions to film language, working with effects and defects to build ideas. The belief is that the celluloid film is not sensitive only to light, but also to lots of other different environment conditions, in a way that even the feelings and expectations involved in the shooting get printed and can be seen in the film.
Karen Black is a brazilian film maker, graduated in Film Studies at Universidade Federal Fluminense. She works as a director, scriptwriter and editor of several awarded short films. She is curator and producer of Cachaça Cinema Clube, a monthly short film screening running since 2002, and also is a scriptwriter for TV and a frustrated actress. Orwo Foma is her third short film and she is actually post producing a new short film called Lieb und Hass (Love and Hate).
Lia Letícia is a brazilian visual artist working with multimedia platforms, started working with art direction for theater and samba schools.
She was part of Molusco Lama collective, experiencing installations, performances and video. She works as a audiovisual teacher for children and a producer of short film screenings at art galleries. Her artistic research is about interaction between analog and digital technology.
Karen Black - Bichos Urbanos (Lost in paradise), documentary, 2002, 16 mm, 20 minutes / Acossada (Breathless), fiction, 2006, 35 mm, 7 minutes
Lia Letícia - Vendo meu voto: tratar aqui (I sell my vote: informations here), videoart, video, 2011, 5 minutes / 47o. Salão de Artes Plásticas de Pernambuco (47o. Art Exhibition from Pernambuco ), experimental doc, video, 2011, 25 minutes
Femina - International Women Film Festival (Rio de janeiro, Brazil) - June 2012
São Paulo International Short Film Festival (São Paulo, Brazil) - official selection (coming on August 2012)
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival - official selection (coming on September 2012)
roteiro, produção, montagem, direção KAREN AKERMAN, KAREN BLACK
prêmios awards Melhor Direção, Prêmio Especial do Júri e Prêmio Grito Cinematográfico no Cine Esquema Novo (Porto Alegre); Melhor Trilha Sonora no Festival de Cinema de Maringá.
exibições screenings Cine PE, Curtas Metragens de Sâo Paulo; Festival do Rio-BR, Tiradentes; Jornada da Bahia, Curtas de Belo Horizonte, Goiânia, Curta Cinema, Mostra do Filme Livre, Femina, Maringá, Londrina, Belem, Cabo Frio, Indie Festival BH, Tudo Sobre Mulheres (Chapada dos Guimarães), Cineme-se Santos, Mosca (Cambuquira), Luso-brasileiro Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal), Black and White (Portugal), Cineport (Portugal), Kerala (India), Kun.Kortfilm (Dinamarca), Cachaça Cinema Clube, Cineclube Beco do Rato, Associação Curta Minas, Cineclube Mate com Angu e no 1ª Curta Petrobrás as 6.
Inserido no catálogo da Programadora Brasil (com o longa-metragem “Estorvo” de Ruy Guerra), convidado para exibição e entrevista no Programa Curta Brasil (apresentado por Ivana Bentes) TVE.
Cléber Eduardo: “a originalidade do sampler paródico-denúncia organizado no fluxo pé no acelerador das imagens de Acossada. Não uma visão saudosista, de encontrar nos anos 60 uma resposta para os anos 90 e 2000, mas um olhar cômico atrás de alguma iconoclastia, rebeldia, energia, sacudindo a poeira e o formol.”