“Almost Absent” ultimately refers to the gestures of a generation of films that have originated and developed amid the contexts and aesthetic restrictions of the pandemic. While elaborating these elements, the film also explores how our screen-mediated reality affects our way of looking at the world, and in what way this gaze allows us to reflect upon cinema. (B. G.)
Wellington Sari is a filmmaker, film critic, researcher, and teacher. He premiered his first feature film in 2021, "Bia Plus One", screened at Olhar de Cinema. As a director, screenwriter, and producer he has made several short films, shown at different film festivals in Brazil and Latin America as well as on TV channels and VOD services. He is one of the founding partners of the production company O Quadro. He often works with the same group of actors and is interested in the relationships between people and images.