Brazilian Iuli Gerbase plays Nostradamus with this fantastic chamber play about quarantine and external mortal threats – incredibly it was shot shortly before the pandemic.
Suddenly one morning, billowing pink clouds sweep in over the Brazilian city. They look pretty, but anyone who is not indoors within ten seconds dies. The evening before, Giovanna and Yago met for the first time – they are still in her attic apartment. Now, as lockdown is a reality, they have to stay together for a while. Neither knows for how long. It does not get more prophetic than this. Already a few months before the ongoing pandemic, Iuli Gerbase shot scenes portraying the isolation, worry, hope, video meetings, and adjustment to the unthinkable that we soon were to experience. In this concentrated and intelligent feature film debut, she highlights the human condition and a unique romance.
- Niclas Goldberg