Alien Nights
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Alien Nights

  • Sergio de Carvalho
  • 91 min
  • Brazil
  • 2022
  • Fiction
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Urban youth culture and gang criminality woven together with ancient rites in exciting Brazilian debut spiced with spaceships and magical realism.

Rio Branco is a city at the edge of the Amazon. Not only is the forest threatened there; increasing organized crime and the drug trade have led to an exploding mortality rate among the youth. This is the home of the graffiti artist Rivelino, working for an old-school, “decent,” drug dealer, Sandra, a single mother and hip-hop activist, and the drug-addicted Paulo, who seeks a cure within his indigenous culture. Sérgio de Carvalho boldly stays with his young characters, mostly played by non-professional actors, in this suggestive, vibrant and tragic story – based on his own award-winning book. The result is a strong protest against an authoritarian and war-like Brazil that denies its roots.

- Camilla Larsson

Language
Portuguese
Subtitles
English
Original title
Noites alienigenas
  • Världspremiär
  • Drama
  • Samhälle
  • Magi
  • Stad

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Director
Sergio de Carvalho
Producer
Pedro von Kruger
Screenplay
Camilo Cavalcante, Sergio de Carvalho, Rodolfo Minari
Cinematographer
Pedro von Krüger
Editor
André Sampaio
Cast
Adanilo, Chico Diaz, Gabriel Knoxx, Gleici Damasceno, Joana Gatis
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