Obscuro Barroco

Francia/Grecia, 2018, HD, 60', col.

director:

Evangelia Kranioti

Obscuro Barroco

Rio de Janeiro and its Carnival. Accompanied by the sensual narrating voice of Luana Muniz, a Brazilian transgender activist, Greek director Evangelia Kranioti enables us to explore the link between a city full of contrasts and the ancient tradition which reflects them. She does this poetically by showing the metropolis and its streets full of young, naked bodies which are wrapped around each other in a ritual that shows the same dreamlike grandeur of a Hollywood colossal. This explosion of colours alternates with the darkness of the night. Carnival-goers wearing extravagant outfits that turn them into indefinable creatures, find their fleeting, ecstatic space in parties. But the reality changes rapidly like the dancing on the floats. Riots and protests against the government explode, the other side of Brazil takes off its mask, showing its face again. Awarded the Special Jury prize in the last Teddy Awards.

editing

Yorgos Lamprinos

photography

Evangelia Kranioti

sound

Jérôme Gonthier, Evangelia Kranioti

producer

Evangelia Kranioti

production

Tropical Underground

 

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Evangelia Kranioti

Biofilmography

Evangelia Kranioti was born in Athens in 1979 and studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She also studied piano at the conservatory. She carried on with her studies in France, when she first attended the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and then graduated as a director from Le Fresnoy in 2014. Director, visual artist and active photographer since 2007, she debuted as a director of feature films with Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (2015), with which she took part in the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival.