Yonlu

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    Yonlu

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2017

    88 min

    • English
    • Portuguese

    Drama

    YONLU is a fiction film based on the real story of a 16 year-old boy who, aided by the internet, won over the world with his talent for music and art. Fluent in five languages, an illustrator, photographer, and writer of experimental music, YONLU had a critical view of society and shared it through a network of virtual friends from all continents. However, in the seclusion of his bedroom, YONLU signed up to a forum for potential suicides. On it, in 2006 he found the encouragement to take his own life, which left those around him shocked and dumbfounded. The release of a posthumous album with 14 of his songs by a major New York label has drawn further attention to his immense talent. In addition to a fictional narrative, the film YONLU uses the languages of animation, musical, and video-clip to tell the story of an extremely creative boy along the pathways of the internet, which pathways seemed to be so bright and welcoming but which also concealed dark, dangerous corners.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Thalles Cabral
    Nelson Diniz
    Liane Venturella
    Leonardo Machado
    Mirna Spritzer
    Screenplay
    Hique Montanari
    Cinematography
    Juarez Pavelak
    Editing
    Alfredo Barros
    Music
    Yonlu
    Production
    PRANA FILMS
    Production
    CONTAINER FILMES LTDA
    Hique Montanari

    Hique Montanari

    Hique Montanari is a screenwriter and film director. He directed TV programs and series, documentaries and short fiction films. His first 35mm film, the short film FOGO (2009), participated in international festivals, and was awarded in Argentina as Best Short Film and Best Cinematography. YONLU is his debut feature film.