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Paris Pour Mon Amour

The following images have been recovered of a damaged cell phone, found on the feet of the Arc de Triomphe. Images of surveillance cameras were also added to the edition, in order to eternalize this ethereal love story.

  • Patrícia Pinho
    Zorra (2015-2019), Men Are from Mars... And That's Where I'm Going! (2014), Craft (2010)
  • Camilo Pellegrini
    Loveling (2018), The Rich and Lazarus (2017), The Slave Mother (2016), Craft (2010)
  • Patrícia Pinho
    Key Cast
    Zorra (2015-2019), Men Are from Mars... And That's Where I'm Going! (2014), Craft (2010)
  • Flavio Franciulli
    Key Cast
    "Mon Petit"
    Rechute (2013)
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    11 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    English, French, Portuguese
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Director Biography - Patrícia Pinho

Patricia Pinho is a 46-year-old Brazilian theater and television actress. Paris Pour Mon Amour is her first film made with Camilo Pellegrini and Flavio Franciulli, former colleagues at the University of Performing Arts UNI-RIO (Rio de Janeiro).

2015/19 - At Rede Globo de Televisão, she acts as an actress at the comedy show Zorra (Nominated for the Emmy Award - 2016 Category Best Humor Program).
2017 - Directed the musical Do Outro Lado writen by Vanessa Gerbelli.
2016 - Directed the Improv play Se Joga.
2015 - Perform Celia and Phoebe in Shakespeare's As You Like It, direction and adaptation of Vinícius Coimbra.
2014 - Perform Madame Clessi in Vestido de Noiva, writen by Nelson Rodrigues and directed by Renato Carrera.
2010/11 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role -2010 PREMIO APTR. (Rio de Janeiro Producers Association Award). As Meninas writen by Maitê Proença and Luis Carlos Góes, directed by Amir Haddad.
2013/14 - Creator and Performer of the Buraco da Lacraia Dance Show - cabaret-video show in Lapa.
2006 - Writer of the play ¼ quarto escuro Sesc with direction of Renato Carrera in April of 2005 – Writer of the play Professoras Assassinas
1999 – Roque Santeiro – Writen by Dias Gomes. Directed by Bibi Ferreira
1993 - Assistant of Direction of the musical Barrados no Baile by Rubens Lima Jr,

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Director Statement

I am a Brazilian woman of 46 years who works as an actress since I was 20 and I’m very interested in experiencing scenic languages, interacting with the environment, the city and the people. The technology that we make available on the cell phone today makes it much easier to make our stories come true.

Three years ago on a trip to London, I created the character Silvinha (Silva is the most common surname in my country, the most common surname among the poorest people, and Silvinha is her diminutive - the little Silva). I posted some videos playing with the idea of a simple Brazilian woman who barely speaks her language correctly, giving travel tips through her mesmerized look, with the different and at the same time comparative and critical view of her country.

Surprisingly, one of these videos viralized in Brazil mainly through whats app. A fake news, as if Silvinha were a real person. The character has created a life of its own.

From that experience, I wanted to deepen this relationship using the same character in a Mockumentary. So I thought, What would be this woman dream of living? A novel in Paris was the answer. But how to perform?

So I got in touch on Skype with Flavio Franciulli, my friend and Brazilian comedian who lives in Marseille for 16 years and I asked him. Let's do a romantic comedy in Paris filmed on the cell phone? He ran into it at once. But how are we going to do it? I had a coffee with another great friend, playwright and writer of soap opera Camilo Pellegrini, and invited him to guide this experience. Along the way, we seduced David Courant, Svletana Zindovic, Jean Phillippe Garcia, Antoine Popot-Langé and Joy to improvise various situations to help us tell this story.

A virtual romance.
One Brazilian and one French.
No common language.
An adventure full of love and freedom.

Love does not dialogue only through words only. The language of love is sensitivity, gentleness, humor, acceptance of the other. This different being, this foreigner, who invades our life.

From this premise, and with the help of Google Translator, Little Silva could live a dream: a love in Paris. This love has a very limited vocabulary, which makes everyday dialogue much more difficult, but has the gentleness in the eyes that makes simple everyday situations become a moment of enchantment.