Entering the metropolis and the entranced mind
Brazilian movie director Bruno Safadi lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. He studied Film Studies in the neighbouring city of Niterói. He has worked as assistant director to veteran filmmakers like Júlio Bressane, Ivan Cardoso and Nélson Pereira dos Santos. Safadi has directed shorts, feature films and co-directed with Noa Bressane the documentary Belair (2009). Many of his films have been shown in the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
In Belair, Safadi used the memories of other two filmmakers, Júlio Bressane and Rogério Sganzerla, in order to talk about places like the Brazilian cinemateque.
Eden (2012) tells the story of heavily-pregnant Karine (Ângela Leal) loses her husband in a senseless murder. She and her brother almost die, but are saved by an evangelical pastor from the Church of Eden. The movie has a distinctive and audacious camera-work and hypnotic sound.
He structures his films by balancing studio shots with urban footage. This is the rhythm of the metropolis and also of the entranced mind. He deftly portrays the thoughts of the characters on-screen without resorting to common devices such as flashbacks.
Safadi is reachjable at firstname.lastname@example.org.