Fire Mouth

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9 minutes / Black and White / 2017
Directed by
Luciano Pérez Fernández

Country of production Brazil

A film about a football match in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil, in which we see none of the action, or even a single player. We only catch glimpses of the fans as they bake, rather sluggishly, under the punishing sun, rendered in distinctly un-Brazilian black and white. We do, however, get plenty of colour from the vigorous radio commentary, which describes every twist of the on-pitch drama with a combination of passion and mischief. We only fully grasp just how remarkable this commentary is in the final seconds of what is an inventive and highly enjoyable film.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Shorts

Language and subtitles Portuguese

Location(s) depicted Salgueiro, Pernambuco (Brazil)

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