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Curitiba_Lab

Curitiba_Lab is a space for the development of film projects whose producers and/or directors will spend 5 days being monitored and guided by film professionals who will analyze the projects and indicate their strengths and weaknesses to guide producers to make their products more attractive and viable. At the end of five days of immersion, those involved will present their projects for a judging panel, competing for some different prizes.

This year, Curitiba_LAB will be held in partnership with SESI / PR and will be called the Audiovisual Dramaturgy Center – Curitiba LAB SESI / PR, which provides three modules for immersion in fiction, documentary and series.

 

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Vila Pérola

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Vila Pérola

Synopsis

Marta Escudeiro, a bourgeois widow from Vila Pérola, neighborhood that connects the city of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) to Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), gets disturbed by the arrival of her newest next door neighbors: Transtur, a bus company that transports contraband goods.
Moved by the disturbances that the company begins to cause her, Marta puts her house on Sale. When Mauri, a Transtur associate, intends to buy her house to expand the company´s businesses, the widow feels challenged, and begins to use all her influence to bring the company and Mauri down.
Rafael, a resident of a near by slum, contemplates the opportunity to make some money working with his uncle Arnaldo, in Transtur, taking contraband goods to São Paulo, while Diogo, the only son of Marta, who has only recently been admitted into the Anthropology course at college, begins to see his neighbors through a different perspective, even as he gets affectively envoved with Rafael.

Scriptwriters

Felipe Eugenio Lovo

Directors

Felipe Eugenio Lovo

Producers

Mauricio Ferreira

Under The Sun

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Under The Sun

Synopsis

Solina is a community of isolated quilombola remnants of the country. The villagers still believe in slavery under the influence of Pai Acácio, the creator of the village. After his death the time stops and the night disappears putting at risk the existence in the place. Concerned about the future of the village, the young Flor becomes a leadership for her people, begins to face the traditions and accepts the challenge of bringing back the night.

Scriptwriters

Larissa Fernandes e Cauê Brandão

Directors

Larissa Fernandes

Producers

Lidiana Reis

Rumor

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Rumor

Synopsis

In a small town in the state of Minas Gerais, the subject on everyone’s lips for the past months has been the several cases of kidnapped children later found with missing organs. The news reports and the press endorse the theory that children’s organs were used for witchcraft, an assumption promptly accepted by most of the townsfolk. Within this scenario lives Beatriz, 27, working in a Lan House owned by her husband, Fausto, with whom she has three children. Due to a momentary oversight by her husband, she discovers through Fausto’s social page that he is betraying her with a woman named Rita; to get back at her husband, Beatriz creates a false composite sketch of the child abductor inspired by a photo of Fausto’s lover. The plan for revenge spirals out of control when the image leaks to a journalist named Sergio, owner of a tabloid website in the city. Beatriz lies that she had access to the sketch when a police officer went to the Lan House to print several copies to be distributed to the community in the next days. Convinced that he has the greatest news scoop in recent months, Sergio promptly releases the alleged sketch of the child abductor. The image goes viral and it does not take long for the townsfolk to recognize Rita. Once this happens, Beatriz will only grasp the magnitude of her actions when she learns that Rita was brutally lynched by the residents in her neighborhood.

Scriptwriters

Alana Rodrigues de Asevedo Bomfim Lima

Directors

Joana Nin

Producers

Joana Nin

Rumor

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Rumor

Synopsis

The disappearance of animals, a death in strange circumstances and the heavy rains that devastate the region have left the employees of the Slaughterhouse Olympus stunned. Located in a secluded area of ​​the city, the slaughterhouse is bordered by a blood-colored river that serves as a dumping ground for the tailings of slaughtered animals. When the river overflows, making access to the site even more difficult, the routine of the employees Edgar, João and Aurélio is interrupted. During the morning shift, the three employees work on an exhaustive routine. At night, they pile up in old nets and mattresses scattered across the floor of the lodge. Only Edgar, the oldest official in the Slaughterhouse, often stays awake, stunned by the insistent but indiscernible noise coming from the space next door, where animals also crowd up to sleep, separated from the staff by a thin wooden wall.
Although quiet, the atmosphere in the slaughterhouse is heavy. The endless rains have been causing a strange behavior in the animals, leaving them agitated and aggressive. With the roads flooded and the company’s official truck out of service, the owner of the slaughterhouse, the asthmatic Mr. Olimpo, decides to outsource the service, hiring an outsider company to move the livestock to the next town. Once slaughtered, the pieces should arrive as fresh as possible at the hamburger factory, with whom Mr. Olimpo has a contract to honor. Although they have never eaten a burger in their lives, Edgar and João prepare the herd for transportation when they are surprised by Sidney, the nice truck driver who owns the carrier hired by Mr. Olympus. This would be the first time that Sidney is faced with a living load.
Even before the Sidney truck can leave with the cargo, an employee’s body is found near the water repository of the animals. It is not known exactly what killed him, but the expression of horror on his lifeless face is enough to warn the truck driver that strange things happen in that place.
On the road, the arid landscape of the Brazilian cerrado accompanies Sidney during the course. But what should be a quiet trip for the experienced driver, turns into a disturbing experience when unusual events unfold. An indigenous family of garbage pickers in search of food and a disillusioned Paraguayan prostitute are some of the characters of squalid lives and canceled histories that Sidney will encounter along the way, plagued by an unbearable noise that, like Edgar in the slaughterhouse, does not let her sleep.

Scriptwriters

Susana Costa Amaral

Directors

Susana Costa Amaral

Producers

Bia Medeiros

Almost the Same

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Almost the Same

Synopsis

Luís Paulo lives in a rich neighborhood called Morumbi. Maicon lives next door at Paraisópolis slum. Do you know what they have in common? They think nothing, but they are not that different. They are almost the same.

Scriptwriters

Thaís Bologna e André Queiroz

Directors

Thaís Bologna Dias

Producers

André Coelho Mendes Queiroz

Orion

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Orion

Synopsis

1986. In the suburbs of a small brazilian town, SHIRLEI (45) lives with her husband VIRGÍLIO (45) and her two chidren, CECILIA (10) and MATEUS (13). Shirlei is a physics teacher at the only school in the area. She is a forward-thinking woman and is frequently criticized by townspeople except by four of her students, EQUIS (13), EMILIO (13), CLARA (13) and ALLINE (13), known as THE PIROCOPTERS. When Comet Halley passes by Earth causing electrical storms and blackouts in the town, Shirlei disappears and no one knows why. Her daughter Cecilia, a pretty smart girl passionate about Astronomy, becomes obsessed with the Orion constellation, and one day, something extraordinary happens”

Scriptwriters

RODRIANE DELLÊ LIMA

Directors

RODRIANE DELLÊ LIMA

Producers

Ana Paula Málaga Carreiro

The Rise of Asterio

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The Rise of Asterio

Synopsis

There are days in which you feel like giving up on everything, getting away from the same old stuff and go live the Great Adventure of life. It is in one of those days that TELMO decided to go in his search for the CELESTIAL BIRD OF PARADISE, that has for centuries lived lost in the depths of Tartarus, The Underworld. There it begins the most important journey of Telmo´s life. For years he wanders through the innumerable corridors of the gigantic Labyrinth known as the House of Astério. In search for the way out of the labyrinth, Telmo walks through the dark paths of his own being.

Scriptwriters

Francisco Gusso e Lígia Teixeira

Directors

Francisco Gusso e Lígia Teixeira

Producers

Lígia Teixeira

Hotel California

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Hotel California

Synopsis

Maicon was murdered by his work colleague, Paulo. Three months later, Paulo os free and because of a poor investigation he will not be arrested. Wylker, Maicon’s brother; Del, his boyfriend; and his friends Rafael, Suzana, Yago, Nicolas and Leandro do not know how to deal with their friend’s death, Maicon’s memories are still alive. It is holiday’s eve, the group decides they need to avenge their friend’s death. In a cold dawn, they kill Pauli in front of his house.

Scriptwriters

Daniel Nolasco

Directors

Daniel Nolasco

Producers

Wadih Elkadi

Southern Star

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Southern Star

Synopsis

After going through a great crisis provoked by a corruption scandal in an Agricultural Cooperative in the small town of Nova Esperança do Sul, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, a southern family is forced to leave their roots heading towards the City of Montanha, in the North of Espírito Santo. Genaro, 58 years old, former president of the cooperative and City Councilor sees himself unable to control the scandal of wich he is the protagonist, putting his wife Eliete, 49 years old, and Fabio, 21 years old, their son, in risk. Genaro resorts to his brother-in-law, Fernando, 56 years old, an astute businessman who manages steakhouses and gas stations, in order to resolve the family’s problems. Genaro trades his inheritance and flees with his family with antique furniture and a suitcase of dirty money to Montanha. There, the family attempts to begin a new life by opening a roadside steakhouse called “The Southern Star”. When the steakhouse is on business, Lore, 23 years old, a prostitute, born in Bahia, in the process of recognizing herself as a transwoman, starts a relationship with Fabio, causing the second and definitive rupture of the family.

Scriptwriters

Roberson Hoberdan Corrêa

Directors

Laís Lifschitz

Producers

Laís Lifschitz/A Ilha filmes

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