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World Cinema

Kill Me Please

(MATE-ME POR FAVOR)

Year 2016
Runtime 101 mins
Language Portuguese
Subtitles English

A series of mysterious murders in Barra da Tijuca, a neighbourhood in the West zone of Rio de Janeiro, grab the attention of a few young girls who are curious about the murders and victims identities. However, 15-year-old Bia (Valentina Herszage) ends up being more than just curious and digs deeper into the victims lives, causing her perception of reality to be altered.

Anita Rocha da Silveira makes an extremely sharp debut film that is a commentary on the new spaces created in Rio, especially those made in time for the 2016 Olympics, such as the high-rise towers and housing blocks. Even though the film is set in Rio, there isn’t a beach in sight - this absence, coupled with the focus on Rio’s new concrete jungle, allows the director a vibrant platform to neatly mesh two genres: coming-of-age and horror. The end result is a film that depicts a varied contemporary side of Brazil, one where alienation and isolation complicates emotions related to sex and death.

Countries

Argentina Brazil
Awards
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Best Actress and Best Director
Festivals
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival
Director
Anita Rocha Da Silveira
Producer
Vânia Catani
Screenwriter
Anita Rocha Da Silveira
Cinematographer
João Atala
Editor
Marilia Moraes
Music
Bernardo Uzeda
Cast
Valentina Herszage, Dora Freind, Julia Roliz, Mari Oliveira, Bernardo Marinho