Synopsis

War games are common in childhoods where the warfare imaginary is culturally fostered. In this documentary, the imaginary of two brothers comes mainly from their father, a former Cuban combatant in Angola. The father’s memories, whose body is scarred by violence, become fabulations told and staged by his sons. The camera accompanies their improvisation insofar as the characters follow the presence of the camera, scouting through the family home, so precarious and poor that it effectively resembles a war scenario. (M. M)

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Director

Otávio Almeida

Documentary filmmaker and photographer from the state of Piauí, Brazil, his work focuses on social and environmental projects. He graduated from Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba, specializing in documentary direction. He studied social communication and later Contemporary Art at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He also participated in the IDFA Academy in 2019 and the Forum Visións du Réel in 2020.

Credits

Producers

Otávio Almeida

Writers

Otávio Almeida

Cast

Alejandro Pacheco Linares, Visman Pacheco Linares, Visman Pacheco Rodriguez

Cinematographer

Amanda Cots Martinez

Editor

Alejandro Uzeda

Sound

Marisol Cao Milán, Nayuribe Montero Jiménez

Festivals

Visións du Réel