RODOLFO MESQUITA AND THE MONSTROUS MASKS OF JOY, 2013.

The work of artist Rodolfo Mesquita is freely interpreted through film language in this short. Pedro Severien films the artist in his studio, as well as various situations experienced by actors. In a series of guided improvisations, scenes are provoked by the paintings and drawings. “It’s like we consumed the work of Rodolfo as a drug, and the film is an expression of the effect, it’s what we felt when processing the characters and places he has created,” says Severien. Mesquita often portrays humans in their ridiculous and erratic condition, but the director feels free to adapt this state of mind to his own vision.

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Treatment, Cinematography, Producer, Director  Pedro Severien
Cast  João Lima, Paulina Albuquerque, Lais Vieira, Giovanna Simões
Production Designer  Bruno Vilela
Costume Design — Giovanna Simões, Paulina Albuquerque
Sound Recording  Guga S. Rocha, Rafael Travassos
Editing  Maria Cardoso, Ugo Palermo
Sound design  Pablo Lopes, Pedro Severien
Mixing — Pablo Lopez
Original Music  Mateus Alves
Animation —  Super Terra
Color Correction  Pablo Nobrega
Executive Producer  Maria Caminha
Production Assistant  Manuela Andrade
Camera Assistants  Bruna Valença, Daniel Guedes

Festivals
6th Triunfo Film Festival (Brazil) – Awarded Best Original Soundtrack and Best Production Design



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