Mata-me por favor
Kill Me Please
Anita Rocha da Silveira
Brasil, Argentinia 2015. 101 Min.
Color. DCP. P/e
Barra de Tijuca is a district situated in the west of Rio de Janeiro. It is an accumulation of high-rise buildings in the midst of a wasteland that at night becomes dangerous territory. The population reacts with shock and dismay to a series of rapes and murders. Bia and her girlfriends, however, triggered by hormones in the confusing age of adolescence, respond with morbid fascination. They engage in a game where fear becomes pleasurable, and which is fed by rumors and suspicions. Bia, in particular, recklessly pushes the limits and engages in a very personal flirt with a lethal threat.
After three short films, the Brazilian filmmaker Anita Rocha da Silveira now presents an unconventionally dark debut film with Mate-me por favor. An expedition into this dark realm free of adults, in which the psyches of teenagers lose their way in a battle between a longing for death and a lust for life. A realm in which desire merges with blood, which can become the ultimate proof for one’s own uncertain existence. An atmospheric picture offering a cursory reminiscence of genre films. A film which captures the emotional chaos of its young protagonists in the dazzling colors of clearly structured images before dissolving into an associative space. (as)
|Director||Anita Rocha da Silveira|
|Screenplay||Anita Rocha da Silveira|
|With||Valentina Herszage, Dora Friend, Mariana Oliveira|