After his work shift, bricklayer Alberto has an unexpected encounter with his half sister, Valéria. She insists on spending the night at his house, which he shuns. Alberto has just got a surprise tattoo to honor his wife, Célia; Valeria needs help. A film about absences and ghosts, with a direction proposal that operates within precision, in the economy of frames, the use of fixed shots, and details that delicately weave the narrative from a photograph that reveals and shapes as much as the characters’ dialogues. (M. M)
Tomás von der Osten
Tomás von der Osten is director and editor. He holds a BA in Cinema and Audiovisual from the Faculty of Arts of Paraná (2008-2012), where he is now a teacher. As an editor he worked on short and feature films for cinema and television for filmmakers such as Paula Gaitán, Nathália Tereza, Fernando Severo, and Leonardo Mouramateus. He directed the short films Vó Maria (2011), A Invenção da Noite (2015), and A Street Under (2019).
73o Locarno Film Festival
38o Uppsala International Short Film Festival