When a young boy turning sixteen and facing all the insecurities of the age is taken by his father to loose his virginity, he realizes that what was suppose to be a gift speaks much more about his father than himself.

  • Luigi Rodrigues Parisi
  • Larissa Murai
  • Luigi Rodrigues Parisi
  • João Pedro Macedo
  • Julia Faria
  • Pedro Adegas
  • Theo Belloti
    Key Cast
  • Larissa Murai
    Key Cast
    Juacas, Geração Brazil, Um Inverno Inesquecível
  • Dariely Belke, ABC
  • Bruna Veras
    Production Designer
  • Thais Barbosa
  • Luigi Rodrigues Parisi
  • Vitor Jaramillo
  • Igor Yamawaki
    Original Soundtrack
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    Coming of Age, Drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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Director Biography - Luigi Rodrigues Parisi

Luigi Parisi is a highly talented film director and cinematographer based in São Paulo, Brazil. His work has been recognized with accolades such as being a two-time finalist in the Music Video Festival with videos such as Guitarrada and Competição de Ego for the band O Grilo, as well as winning awards and screenings at prestigious festivals such as Profissionais do Ano and CAMERIMAGE. With a passion for storytelling, Luigi's style combines a variety of techniques and skills to create visually stunning and innovative narratives. Drawing inspiration from films and books, he infuses his work with post-production elements and special effects that bring a unique authorial vision to his films. His approach is both eclectic and robust, allowing him to take on narratives that challenge and push the boundaries of the creative process. This has led him to find success in music videos, where he has experimented with different techniques and styles with a strong foundation in film and a bold artistic vision. Luigi is presently writing about himself in the third-person to give his biography a sense of importance. He has a feeling that everyone is already aware of this fact, which is why he is content to admit it.

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Director Statement

DISTRICT is a film that portrays the impact of masculinity on the development and growth of young individuals, as well as its influence on society. The story centers around a 16-year-old boy who is compelled to navigate his sexual awakening with a call girl, shedding light on a harsh reality that is all too common among Brazilian youth. Such experiences may result from peer pressure or even the influence of fatherly figures, forcing them into situations that are seen as a "rite of passage," but ultimately serves to reinforce the vicious cycle of toxic masculinity. By portraying the story from the perspective of the young protagonist, the film delves deep into the subject matter, highlighting its effects on both the individual and society.