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In the Heart of the World
(No Coração do Mundo)

by Gabriel MARTINS & Maurílio MARTINS


A loving dedication at a birthday party, a kiss interrupted by a gunshot. Rejoicing and tragedy, the sense of belonging and vague hopes of departure are some of the conflicting feelings that Maurílio and Gabriel Martins distil in their debut feature. A highly sensitive description of Contagem, a city near Belo Horizonte where their own production company is located. Contagem… this motherfucking Texas in the words of the opening rap song announcing that this « heart of the world», more than being a daily chronicle (which the film also is), shows us a territory where hope plays out outside the law. A place where the most ordinary characters – like Ana, a public transport wor- ker and student by night, and Marcos, her boyfriend in a precarious situation – can become the protagonists of a thriller or action film. After André Novais Oliveira’s Temporada (in competition at the 2018 Festival des 3 Continents), In the Heart of the World reaffirms Minas Gerais as the epicentre of the best Brazilian cinema today. AR

  • Titre français
    Au cœur du monde
  • Original title
    No Coração do Mundo
  • Titre international
    In the Heart of the World
  • Scénario
    Gabriel Martins, Maurílio Martins
  • Photo
    Leonardo FELICIANO
  • Montage
    Gabriel Martins, Maurílio Martins, Guto Parente
  • Interprétation
    Kelly CRIFER, Leo PYRATA, Grace PASSÔ
  • Production
    Filmes de Plástico
  • Producteur délégué
    Thiago Macêdo Correia
  • Producteur exécutif
    André Novais Oliveira
  • Coproduction
    Canal Brasil
  • Distribution
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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