“Be Silent at Night”, Caia reads on a wall in the apartment she has just moved in. Among the insistent innuendos by the new neighbor and the presence of her insurgent body in a new location, Caia begins to live inside a horror movie. In Gabriela Alcântara’s film, the protagonist resorts to the protection of the Orixás to confront her fears and hauntings, experiencing magic through the strength of the herbs and the women around her. “In When The Night Comes, Step Slowly”, danger may be closer than one thinks. *(K.M)
Gabriela Alcântara is from Recife, with a BA in Journalism (Unicap), and an MA in Communication (UFPE). She has been working with cinema since 2011, mostly in production, directing assistance, screenwriting, direction, and research. In 2021, she released her first films: the documentary "Severina" (available on the Ojú Obá Filmes Vimeo page) and the fiction film "When Night Comes, Step Slowly". In addition to releasing her short films, she is currently working on the screenplay of a feature film and teaches film and communication courses.
12 CineFantasy – Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico