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Shine Your Eyes (2020)

Amadi, a musician from Lagos, Nigeria, arrives in São Paulo, Brazil, with a mission: to locate his brother, Ikenna, who has recently broken all ties with their family - becoming, as the ... See full synopsis »

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Matias Mariani

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Credited cast:
O.C. Ukeje ... Amadi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paolo André Paolo André
Barry Igujie Barry Igujie
Chukwudi Iwuji ... Ikenna
Indira Nascimento Indira Nascimento
Yasmin Thin Qi Yasmin Thin Qi ... Owner of internet café
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Amadi, a musician from Lagos, Nigeria, arrives in São Paulo, Brazil, with a mission: to locate his brother, Ikenna, who has recently broken all ties with their family - becoming, as the Igbo say, "lost in transition" - and bring him back to Nigeria. Amadi, who was always been more laid-back and carefree, in contrast to Ikenna's more objective-driven personality, has to rise to the occasion so as to not frustrate his parents, as well as for self-serving reasons: he is worried that if Ikenna is not found, the older-brother mantle will be left to him, and with it, the responsibility to provide for their family. In Brazil Amadi follows the faint footsteps left by Ikenna in this foreign urban landscape: he learns that his brother is not the distinguished Mathematics professor he was made out to be, but actually has contrived an intricate and nearly- delusional series of schemes to accumulate wealth in Brazil, which includes, among other things, the supposed discovery of the statistical ...

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Drama | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Melancholic, Poignant Man's Quest for Identity
26 July 2020 | by roger-99-171599See all my reviews

Brazilian Director Matias Mariani returns with this gorgeously shot, atmospheric and abstract look at brotherhood, melancholy and family values. Arriving in Sao Paulo from Nigeria, in search of his older brother, Amadi mingles in the African immigrants community discovering aspects of compassion, struggle, comradeship and solitude among them. As he puts up the pieces of an enigmatic puzzle, with the help of sophisticated technology skills, he unveils the mysteries of a frenetic, over-populated but lonesome metropolis, while looking for reasons for the disappearance. The cinematography brilliantly captures the sense of abandon and loss throughout the speedy city, reflecting our tumultuous modern era, and the cultural and language barriers experienced by Amadi. An acclaimed selection at this year's Berlin, Mariani conceived an exuberant, vibrant, poetic, and inventive "one man's journey" drama.


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Brazil | France

Release Date:

29 July 2020 (Singapore) See more »

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Cidade Pássaro See more »

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