Yesterday There Were Strange Things in the Sky
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    Yesterday There Were Strange Things in the Sky

    Ontem havia coisas estranhas no céu

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    Brazil

    2019

    109 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    After my father got unemployed, the whole family had to go back to the house at Bresser, an old working class neighbourhood in São Paulo. My mother looks for a way out, but she doesn’t really know what to do. My sister got a job, but it pays badly. My grandmother is getting demented. They stay all day at home, they fight a lot. The dogs bark. In the meanwhile, I film them. A strange object in the sky abducts my mother. Our lives continue as if nothing had happened.

    Awards

    • LORIDAN-IVENS / CNAP AWARD - CINÉMA DU RÉEL

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    Credits

    Cast
    Viviane Machado
    Julius Marcondes
    Iza Machado
    Geny Rodrigues
    Screenplay
    Maria Clara Escobar
    Viviane Machado
    Julius Marcondes
    Bruno Risas
    Cinematography
    Flora Dias
    Editing
    João Marcos de Almeida
    Production
    SANCHO & PUNTA
    Bruno Risas

    Bruno Risas

    Brazil

    Bruno Risas works as director, DoP and producer. He is co-funder of the production company Sancho&Punta. As DoP he worked with relevant names of the new brazilian generation of directors such as Eliane Caffé, Juliana Rojas, Gustavo Vinagre and Maria Clara Escobar. Films that have been shown successfully in national and international festivals. As a director he released the short films CAJAMAR (2013), THE BLIND (2014) and VENTANAS DEL AYER (2013/2017), exhibited in many national film festivals. YESTERDAY THERE WERE STRANGE THINGS IN THE SKY is his first feature film, and participated in development labs such as LoboLab, BrLab and Talents Buenos Aires. The film also received the Best Work In Progress Award at the Brasilia Film Festival 2018 and the Puerto Lab Award for Best WIP at FICCI 2019. .