Archive Cinema City 2012.

Neighbouring Sounds

O som ao redor

Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: Brazil
Year: 2012
Duration: 124 min

Director: Kleber Mendoça Filho
Scenario: Kleber Mendoça Filho

Cast: Irandhir Santos, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, W.J. Solha

Programme selection: Educons Hungry Days

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Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighbour's dog. NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS is a slice of 'Braziliana', a reflection on history, violence and noise.

Festivals: Rotterdam, CPH PIX


Kleber Mendoça Filho graduated in journalism and has worked extensively as a film critic and also as a film programmer in Recife’s top alternative cinema, Cinema da Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. In the 90s, he made documentaries, experimental films and fiction as a videomaker. Over the last decade, his short films have won over 100 awards, with selections in Karlovy Vary, BAFICI, Rotterdam, IndieLisboa, Clermont-Ferrand and Cannes (Director’s Fortnight). NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS is his long-awaited first feature.


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