International Competition – Cutting Edge

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)


DirectorAnita Rocha da Silveira
ScreenplayAnita Rocha da Silveira
CinematographyJoão Atala
EditingMarilia Moraes
MusicBernardo Uzeda
WithValentina Herszage, Dora Friend, Mariana Oliveira
SoundBernardo Uzeda
ProducerVânia Catani