Paper In Leaves

A leaf. Two paper people find each other and embark on a journey to find meaning. They encounter conflicts in their growing friendship and discuss the mysterious reason for their existence. At night one of them suggests splitting up and the narrative follows the other while he encounters a being from the dark. Unable to find a way out of their baffling garden world, one waits for the other at dawn. When reuniting with his friend, he realizes the sadness that possesses them both. After proclaiming his failure, his friend reveals how meaningless his existence is, then proceeds to abandon the world while the other cries for closure not wanting to start again. The opening scene is reenacted symbolizing the continuous loop of life. The movie ends with a leaf.

  • Antonio Baumvol Menna Bareto Gomes
  • Antonio Baumvol Menna Barreto Gomes
  • Antonio Baumvol Menna Barreto Gomes
  • Antonio Baumvol Menna Barreto Gomes
    Key Cast
    "Paper People and Being"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Subjective
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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    Digital, 35mm
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kitsilano Secondary
Director Biography - Antonio Baumvol Menna Bareto Gomes

Antonio Baumvol Menna Barreto Gomes was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil on April 19th 2007. His parents got divorced in 2010. For 7 years he lived with his mom until he moved to Canada with her in early 2017. He has a big family of scholars and artists from Brazil, and was born into a middle class household. When he moved to Canada he lived in Burnaby for 2 years while his mom studied for a Phd in SFU. He moved to Kitsilano in 2019, soon after his mom got married to her wife. Antonio currently lives with his mom, step-mom, and 3 cats.

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Director Statement

I am a filmmaker born in Brazil with great passion. I moved to Canada when I was 10. I treasure my heritage and I am determined to impact the world with my creativity. This project was my first big film project and I am glad to be able to share my creation with the world.