ENRAGED PIGS (10', Brazil, 2012)

 

Once upon a time the men of the Cuicuro tribe didn’t return to their village after they went out to fish. Thus their women started to worry and sent one of the younger boys to go and look for them. When he came back he was shocked, all the men had turned into crazy pigs. ENRAGED PIGS embodies only one of the many legends the Cuicuro are passing on orally from generation to generation. For the two directors Leonardo Sette and Isabel Penoli the women of one Cuicuro village performed this myth, they told their story, they sang, they danced.

Director: ISABEL PENONI, LEONARDO SETTE

 

Cast: AMANHATSI KUIKURO, AULA KUIKURO, AUNALU KUIKURO, KEHESU KUIKURO, JAUA KUIKURO, TAHUMA KUIKURO

Screenplay: ISABEL PENONI & KUIKURO WOMEN

Cinematography: LEONARDO SETTE

Editing: LEONARDO SETTE

Music: KUIKURO CULTURE

Sound: LEONARDO SETTE

Producer: JULIANA LAPA

Production: LUCINDA FILMES



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Director's contact: isabelpenoni[at]gmail[dot]com, lsettefilmes[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

Theatre director, actress and anthropologist, ISABEL PENONI was born in Brazil, in 1979. Founder of Cia Marginal theater ensemble in Rio de Janeiro, has directed the plays, QUAL E A NOSSA CARA? (2007) and O, LILI (2011).  ENRAGED PIGS, her first film, premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. LEONARDO SETTE attended classes in Cuba and France and obtained a degree in Cinema History from Sorbonne. Sette’s first short film, OCIDENTE (2008) won the best film award in Rio’s Film Festival, among others. His first documentary feature, THE HYPERWOMAN (2011) had its international premiere in Rotterdam.

 

 

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2012 / Sarajevo Film Festival 2012

 

“Director Isabel Penoni started working on the project as a theater piece. However, the idea soon developed into a film project. From the way the camera follows the women, the way it explores their movement and tiny details, it becomes clear that both of the directors honored and worshipped the Cuicuro women’s customs. It is them who are in charge - the camera is only their means to communicate their legend’s message. They control their bodies, they explore the room, and they have the power. Over the music, the myth and their men.” (Franziska Knupper)

 

“Situated at the fine limit between a revived legend, a bittersweet slice of life and a noir fairytale, the film orchestrates the exteriorized contemplation of Cuicuro women regarding their husbands who turned into savage animals. The women are not only contemporary meta-shamans and ancient performers, but also define their key-role in the community as links between past and future generations. The story initially happening in a closed environment is driven forward by dancing movements of the human body, until everything has to evade and face the objective world. The initial micro-universe becomes a macro-contemplation.” (Ioana Mischie, BIEFF 2012)

 

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