In a small town in the countryside in the south of Brazil, a teenager that uses the codename Mr. Tambourine Man spends his time in Internet, at school, smoking pot with his best friend Diego and with his dysfunctional mother. He dreams on leaving his hometown to watch a Bob Dylan's show but seems to be hopeless stranded in the spot. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I saw this film at Valdivia's Film Festival last week and I loved it. I also met Esmir, he was a really cool guy, very enthusiastic and soulful and talented as well, and you can see all that in this film. It's a great movie, very well directed, superb acting, beautiful photography and perfect choice of music. It portrays a very surreal and psychedelic reality full of depth and emotion. It reminded me of "C.R.A.Z.Y." but this film has its own universe and pace, and it drags you I just wished it had ran a bit longer than 101 min, because I really wanted more, but at the same time I think it works perfectly. I'm not really into Brazilian films, I've seen a few, including "Cidade de Deus", so I could be wrong, but I don't think this movie has that Brazilian essence. Maybe it was because it takes place in a part of Brazil that is not very common to see which is Brazil's countryside. In my experience I've only seen a Brazil with crowded streets, very noisy and hectic, and that peculiar euphoria or enthusiasm all over the place, and this movie shows a completely different world. I swear I just wanna watch it again at least 3 times more.
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