Experiencing Interruptions?

Brazilian Fantasy

This film is an exercise made for the Academia Internacional de Cinema "creativity process" class using archive footage and editing to create relation between images to convey a message. In May 2019 a brazillian pro-bolsonaro mob ripped the banner "In Defense of the Education" from Federal University of Paraná , placed by activists and students (the situation got violent towards them later in that day) protesting in favor of public education and against the curtailment of expenditures of the Ministry of Education, which blocked 30% of the discretionary funds of universities and federal institutes. With this piece we tried to dream if a better outcome was even possible.

  • Gabriel Vidal
  • Fernando Turri
  • Gabriel Vidal
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Fantasia Brasileira
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Academia Internacional de Cinema
  • FAS - Festival de Amostras do Sul Global
    Teixeira de Freitas, Bahia
    December 11, 2023
    UFSB Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia - Campus Paulo Freire
    WINNER - Best Documentary
  • The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
    Online Festival
    July 19, 2020
    Official Selection - Round 1: Social Round
Director Biography - Gabriel Vidal, Fernando Turri

Gabriel Vidal was born in 2000 in São Paulo, Brazil. He is now 22 years old and lives in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil.
He started his studies at the International Film Academy in 2018 where he directed several short films such as the award-winning "Doblez", 'A Portion of Wrath" and "Opus 73" and also worked on other projects inside and outside the school as a producer, writer, editor and editor.
In 2019 he started studying Art History with the visual artist, performer and art director Luiz Roberto Lopreto.
He was part of the International Youth Jury for the Reel Youth Film Festival for 3 years and participated in the viewing process of the "32nd International Short Film Festival of São Paulo Kinoforum", presenter of Reel de and selecting it for the curators.
He is also writing a comic book series for Studio Paköto.

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Director Statement

By the time we made this film, we didnt know how bad things could get and how relevant the film would become as a portrait of that time, almost a warning.
Now, after 2022, this film hit us in a very different way
I didn't really send it to real festivals or anything, it was never actually published. He was there forgotten in the background of the HD. Then I remembered it and rewatched it here haha
I believe that today, November 2022, is more than ever the right time to make it available
We didn't know what this day was experiencing for the country, and that it was a mere rehearsal for what was to come.
But I was still surprised and happy with the result of the film itself, which still in 2019 fortunately ended up being prophetic even if it was by instinct.