Dormen os peixes de olhos abertos - Nele Wohlatz | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Dormen os peixes de olhos abertos

Resident: Nele Wohlatz


Duration: 90’

Language: Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, English.

Location: Recife (Brazil)

Synopsis: Three outsiders in a tropical city, passing through places that could be anywhere. A condominium tower with white, empty rooms, made in China bric-a-brac stores, a shark-infested beach, the sea. Lixue, Ah, and Bo live in a reality that sometimes seems like fiction and, perhaps, a prediction of the future for the world's cities. Three verses in an incomplete song, but who is speaking through whom? The alienation of the three, who are so different, yet so similar.

"Recife is a city with a great deal of history, yet it seems that urban development is focused on erasing its mark and replacing it with the feeling of an airport: generic towers with private security surrounded by high walls, shopping centres, and urban highways that connect these locations. I want to make a film could take place anywhere, because it is about people that came for different reasons, but do not belong in their new city. After my first visit to Recife I thought, why not here? Behind its anonymous face, the city is full of ruptures, warmth, and peculiarities".

  • Date: 20-08-2018 > 29-09-2018


Nele Wohlatz

Nele Wohlatz

Film director