ELON DOESN'T BELIEVE IN DEATH
directed by Ricardo Alves Jr.
It's in the visible that lays her invisibility.
After the mysterious disappearance of his wife Madalena, Elon emerges in a restless journey through the darkest sides of town in the search for an answer. The journey becomes a nightmare and Elon tries not to lose his sanity.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - Brazil - 75min
CAST Rômulo Braga, Clara Choveaux, Lourenço Mutarelli, Germano Melo, Silvana Stein
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Portuguese
PRODUCED BY Entre Filmes, Sancho Filmes, Punta Colorada de Cinema
Director and scriptwriter, Ricardo Alves Jr. was born in Belo Horizonte in 1982. He graduated from Universidad del Cine, in Buenos Aires. Ricardo’s first short film, RAW MATERIAL (Brazil, 2006), received several awards in Brazil and abroad. INVITATION TO DINER WITH COMRADE STALIN, his second short, was presented at Rotterdam IFF, Oberhausen, Karlovy Vary, and was awarded as Best Short Film at 40th Brasilia FF. His third short film, PERMANÊNCIAS was premiered at Cannes Critic's Week 2011. TREMOR, his last short film, was premiered at Locarno Film Festival that year and won Best Director at 46th Brasilia FF. In 2013, the Cinémathèque Française presented a retrospective of his short films.
As editor, he worked in Michael Wahrmann's AVANTI POPOLO (Brazil, 2012). ELON DOESN'T BELIEVE IN DEATH is his debut feature film. The film was supported by HBF for development, FID award BAL-BAFICI, FIDLAB, ROME MKT ST, CineMundi BH and premiered at Brasilia Film Festival 2016, where it got the Main Actor Award.
Some of his films, bare the line between cinema and visual arts and where exhibited in important museums like Centre Pompidou in Paris and Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. In 2013 a retrospective of his work was shown in the French Cinematheque and in the Cine Esquema Novo festival in Porto Alegre.
FESTIVALS / AWARDS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2017 - Bright Future