• Image of Um Lugar ao Sol / Highrise - DVD

Um filme de Gabriel Mascaro // A filme by Gabriel Mascaro
2009 I Brasil I 66 min I Documentário I DVD I Subs Eng, Fra, Esp

“Uma meditação filosófica sobre o privilégio econômico… a fotografia é deslumbrante” // “A philosophical meditation on economic privilege….the footage is staggering”.
- Peter Debruge, Variety Magazine (EUA) Variety Magazine (EUA)

“Um olhar muito raro e muito incômodo sobre a elite brasileira” //
“A rare and discomforting, yet poetic insight into the lifes of the Brazilian elite”
- Cahiers du Cinema (FRA)

Sinopse // Synopsis

O documentário aborda o universo dos moradores de coberturas de prédio das cidades de Recife, Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo. O diretor obteve acesso aos moradores das coberturas através de um curioso livro que mapeia a elite e pessoas influentes da sociedade brasileira. No livro são catalogados 125 donos de cobertura. Destes 125, apenas 09 cederam entrevistas. Através dos depoimentos dos moradores de cobertura, o filme traz um rico debate sobre desejo, visibilidade, insegurança, status e poder, e constrói um discurso sensorial sobre o paradigma arquitetônico e social brasileiro.
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What does it mean to have a penthouse in poverty-filled Brazil? Interweaving resident interviews and vistas from above, High-Rise “Um Lugar ao Sol” is a hypnotic and revealing examination of the real view from the top. This feature length documentary presents an analysis of the dominant Brazilian classes through a dialogue with the inhabitants of nine penthouse apartments in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Recife. During the film, penthouse residents open up their homes to reveal their thoughts on social inequality, politics, and the world that surrounds them, as well as discussing more intimate subjects such as their desires, fears, insecurities, prejudices and personal histories. Through these interviews and a poetic visual and sound narrative, the documentary provides an evocative insight into the ‘verticalization’ of the Brazilian cityscape and deepens our understanding of what drives people to live in penthouses. High-rise is a film about height, status and power that questions the elite in a way that has never been done before in Brazilian cinema.