Grandmothers / Avós
Michael Wahrmann, Brasil, 2009.
Directed by: Michael Wahrmann
Script: Michael Wahrmann
Producer: Michael Wahrmann, Juliana Vicente
Production company: Sancho Filmes, Pret-a-Porte Films
Cinematography: Rodrigo Pastoriza
Editing: Luara Oliveira
Music: 'Eretz Tropit Yaffa', Matti Caspi, NMC 1987
Cast: Sidney Szaja Barmak, Gessy Fonseca, Lucélia Machiavelli, Oswaldo Avila
Running time: 12'
Leo celebrates his tenth birthday. From one grandmother, he receives socks, from the other, underwear. From his Grandfather, Leo gets an old Super-8 camera and with it he tells us of his attempts to change the gifts. While doing that, he finds out that Monica Levinski is Jewish, that Clinton is the president of America, that the numbers in his grandparents arms are responsible for him being chubby and that this old camera is worthless.
Berlin International Film Festival – Official Selection
Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico – Best Film and Best Director
São Paulo Short Film Week 2010 – Best Film
La Pedrera Short Film Festival 2010 – Best Art Direction
Curta 8 – V festival Internacional de Cinema Super 8 de Curitiba, PR – 2009 – Best Movie, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Actor and Audiance Award
Wahrmann Michael was born in 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of six, he emigrated to Israel. In 2000, he started experimenting with photography and literature. In 2002, he joined the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, where he discovered a passion for video and film. In 2004, he moved to Sao Paulo and received a scholarship to study film at the FAAP University. He graduated in 2007. In 2009, he founded Sancho Films, with director of photography Lucas Rached. At the same year, the duo won the Incentive Award for Short Film of the São Paulo Cultural Department, to make a documentary about the 'Immigrant House'. 'Avós' is his first film to participate in the international short film circuit.
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Thursday, October 21st at 13.00
Europa cinema, Thursday, October 21st at 22.00