International competition

Let It Burn

Diz a ela que me viu chorar

Maíra Bühler

2019Brazil85 minColour

Downtown São Paulo, Brazil. An Apartment Building: 7 floors, 28 rooms, 107 residents who all have in common the addiction to crack. Over the course of several months, life in a social housing – part of a city hall “damage reduction” program about to be extinguished – is revealed. Characters on a hallucinated hunt for bonding and fighting passionately for life can be seen as the camera drifts through hallways, rooms, elevators, stairs; day and night. In this claustrophobic place, anything can happen.

Maira Bühler is a Brazilian screenwriter and director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a master’s degree in anthropology. She co-directed the documentary features Elevado 3.5 (2007), best film at It’s All True Festival, 2007; She Dreamed That I Died (2011), and I Touched All Your Stuff (2014), premiere at FIDMarseille (2014) and winner of numerous prizes. 

  • PRODUCTION : Beatriz Carvalho (Klaxon Cultura Audiovisual), Rafael Sampaio (Klaxon Cultura Audiovisual), Anna Muylaert (África Filmes)