THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF PÉROLA (A MISTERIOSA MORTE DE PÉROLA)
North American Premiere
A young student leaves her home and boyfriend behind to study art in France, where she moves into an old apartment and begins to lose herself in her loneliness and nostalgia. She becomes increasingly frightened of open doors and windows, and begins to feel that someone is watching her. This fear causes reality to merge with dreams and fantasy. THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF PÉROLA is a murder mystery where time, space and characters seem to disappear among classical music, old paintings and video recordings. What results is a film that plays as both an experimental narrative and a horror film rolled into one. Writer/director/actor Guto Parente (short film DOGS ARE SAID TO SEE THINGS, AFI FEST 2012) and producer/actress Ticiana Augusto Lima craft an intimate micro–thriller that creeps under your skin and will have you pondering its mysteries long after the film has ended. — Jenn Murphy
Preceding short: FUCKKKYOUU.
Born in Brazil in 1983, Guto Parente is an independent filmmaker and member of Alumbramento, an artist collective and production company in Ceará, Brazil. He has made several solo short films and three feature films in collaboration with Pedro Diógenes, Luiz Pretti and Ricardo Pretti.
Ticiana Augusto Lima
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