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Film Schedule

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Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival

April 21st, at 3:00 PM (Sala 1) 

April 23rd, at 8:00 PM (Sala3)

Estação Net Botafogo

Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 88, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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SYNOPSIS

THE PORTRAIT OF HIMSELF

On another night in the streets of São Paulo, taking his photographs, Josias comes across a woman who asks for a photo of herself, taken by him reluctantly. Back at home, the image of the woman in the photo forces Josias to confront his recent past and unpack the last moment with his cross-dressing husband before he was murdered. The unearthed guilt from that day awakens in Josias ambiguous feelings and desires, silently denied by him.

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THE LAST PHOTO

The short film, written and directed by screenwriter and director Marcelo Meniquelli, speaks about affection or the lack thereof, about accepting others or oneself, but it also speaks about denial and its consequences.

To deny or accept? To care or reject? The film addresses these questions that reflect in other people the mirror of ourselves. Issues present in our time that have caused great damage in a society that has become accustomed to judging and condemning anything that is not normative.

The artist and his art

Another aspect addressed in "The Last Photo" is how the artist creates their art. In the case of our protagonist, a photographer, he encounters a mishap and ruins what would have been the last photo of the love of his life. A disposable photo in that moment, but he, as an artist, in the pain of his loss, sees something valuable in that click of his camera and it ends up serving as a source of inspiration for his work.

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We are aware of the killings against LGBTQIA+ individuals in Brazil, making the country the most violent against this community - currently at an extremely high level of vulnerability. In addition to the deaths, the acts of cruelty towards the LGBTQIA+ community are terrifying. These aggressions often surpass what one would even find in horror or crime movies.

Intolerance, lack of empathy, and denial of others generate alarming statistics. It portrays a disease that seems to have no cure.

The short film "The Last Photo" confronts us with these issues, but with a breath of hope. Because nowadays, we know that hope is the fuel that propels us forward in the pursuit of a more equal and diverse society. Fear cannot paralyze us. We must remain vigilant, but it is also important to continue and resist, in the name of those who fought so that we could be here, discussing more openly and fighting even harder for equity.

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CAST

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DELL MORAES

Josias

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LUCIANO SCHWAB

Lio / Léa

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TECA SPERA

Telma

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APOLLO FARIA

Paulo

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EMMANUELLE LOPES

Larissa

JULLY FREDIANI 

Suzy

DANIEL CHIARELLI

Bartender

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MARCELO MENIQUELLI

SCREENPLAY AND DIRECTION

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ALÍCIA ABE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

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MAURÍCIO ABBADE

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

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VICTOR TORAZIN

VICTOR TORAZIN

ART DIRECTION

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BETO FRANÇA

CHARACTERIZATION AND MAKEUP

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TATIANA PAGAMISSE

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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ALEXANDFRE ESCUDERO

COSTUME DESIGN

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DANIEL CASTILHOS

EDITING

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APOLLO FARIA

SOUND EDITING AND MIXING

CAST

Dell Moraes

Luciano Schwab

Teca Spera

Jully Frediani

Apollo Faria

Emanuelle Lopes

 

SUPPORTING CAST

Luiz Bear

Xexéu

Alexandre Escudero                

Daniel Chiarelli

 

EXTRAS

Doug Bred

Dougllas Ayram

Fábio Teixeira

Gabriela Marques

Helena Brave

Marcelo Pereira

Selma Lacerda

Vanessa Valeriano

SCRENPLAY AND DIRECTION

Marcelo Meniquelli

ASSISTANT DIRECTION

Tatiana Pagamisse

PRODUCTION

Mauricio Abbade

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Alícia Abe

 

PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT

Camila Sánchez

Eduarda Jordão

ART DIRECTION

Victor Tozarin

ART PRODUCTION

Rafael Fassani

ART ASSISTANT

Ariz Mangassarian

CHARACTERIZATION AND MAKEUP
(LÉA AND JOSI)

Beto França

MAKEUP

Tita Martins Cançado

COSTUME DESIGN

Alexandre Escudero

SOUND DIRECTION AND MAKING OF

Daniel Castilhos

SOUND OPERATOR

Fernando Higor Santos Silva

EDITING AND COLORING

Daniel Castilhos

SOUND EDITING AND MIXING

Apollo Faria

SUBTITLES

Fred Carvalho

PHOTO FRAMES

Tatiana Pagamisse

 

JOSIAS' PHOTOS

Tatiana Pagamisse

Alicia Abe

 

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

“MEMÓRIAS QUE NÃO CESSAM”

Marcelo Meniquelli

SOUNDTRACK

“LOSS”

Kevin MacLeod

“HISTÓRIA DE UN AMOR”

Ahmad MousaviPour

“MELANCHOLIA”

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