Directors Lounge Screening

Bruno Gularte Barreto
5 Houses

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Blender & Co
Boddinstrasse 32
12053 Berlin
U8 Boddinstrasse

The Brazlian director and photographer Bruno Gularte Barreto comes to Berlin to present his new film project “5 Houses”. The idea of “5 Houses” revolves around trying to recreate childhood memories’ images, but it is also a journey through the lives of the people in a small town in the extreme south of Brasil.

5 HOUSES is a feature documentary project portraying the houses and lives of 5 different characters. They talk about life and death, memory, education, prejudice, violence and share their experiences and beliefs. Though they are very diverse people, they share a connection in their relationship with the director`s childhood memories. Each person and house to be portrayed was part of his upbringing throughout his childhood and formative years.

Besides being part of the same array of memories, these characters share another characteristic: the fact they are all, in their own way, “outsiders” in the somewhat narrow-minded place where they live.

During the film, a portrait is revealed, an image of the city itself and the way some people, even-though humble, can help change other people’s lives for the better. In the last house we have a fifth character, who is actually present in the other four segments in the figure of the director – an invisible observer who frames and chooses where, what and who to look at.

Original title: 5 Casas, English title: 5 Houses.
Director: Bruno Gularte Barreto
Producer: Jessica Luz
50 mins work-in-progress
English subtitles Brazil, 2016

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Heiko ahoy!

Heiko Daxl has always been fascinated by motion. Images in motion, media in motion, and, like the center of his interest, he himself has always been in motion. Constantly creating new films, triggering projects, curating and cooperating throughout the world.

It would need a big book to cover all his activities, from the co-founding of the Experimental Film Workshop Osnabrueck back in 1980,  an annual festival for experimental film art, which in 1988 became the European Media Art Festival, to this year´s exhibition at his latest art space, mim-and-more.

He, together with his wife and partner, Ingeborg Fuelepp, was always searching for new experiments, joyfully presenting their latest discoveries.

Friends of Directors Lounge will remember many films and curated programs by this Dream Team. Since our early years they have been regulars till today.

Heiko Daxl passed away last Monday.

He will remain among us, frolicking in an art world that wouldn’t be the same without him.

Team DL