Crítica de ‘Breve miragem de sol (Burning Night)’Paulo, el taxista solitarioFauna y flora humana nocturnaTan real como la vida misma Conclusión de ‘Breve miragem de sol (Burning Night)’
Título: Breve Miragem de Sol
Título original: Burning Night
Fabrício Boliveira (Paulo)
Barbara Colen (Karina)
Cadu N. Jay (Mateus)
Duración: 98 min.
Director: Eryk Rocha
Guion: Fabio Andrade, Julia Ariani, Eryk Rocha
Fotografía: Miguel Vassy
Brief Sun Mirage (Burning Night) is the new film by the Brazilian director Eryk Rocha presented in the Section The Third Root in Tariff-Tangier African Film Festival 2021. This interesting section is dedicated to feature films from non-African countries whose theme or origin is linked to the great continent of Africa.
The 95-minute film completed in 2019 was selected by London Festival Official Selection, also by the Gijón Festival and the of To Havana. awarded as Best Film at the Rio de Janeiro Festival and IndieLisboa.
Co-production of Brazil, France and Argentina in an original plot idea by the director. in 2016 Eryk Rocha was awarded by New Cinema at the Cannes Festival.
Paulo was deprived of seeing his seven-year-old son Mateus, for not paying his ex-wife”s pension. To earn quick money, he starts working as a taxi driver and as the days go by, he briefly interacts with his passengers, but one of them, Karina, will travel to stay. His life will be affected both by the social crisis that the country is going through, as well as by the changes in his daily life.
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Brief Sun Mirage (Burning Night) is an interesting drama set on the night of Rio de Janeiro, focused in Paulo, Fabricio Bolivaira, a separate taxi driver who works the night shift. Throughout the film, we get to know his personal life and small fragments of the present of the travelers he leads.
From the beginning, the close-ups reflect her very expressive and sad look at her ten-year-old son”s longing, Matthew, Cadu N. Jay. His ex-partner left him after becoming unemployed, staying with their common son. Paul She works at night to pay child support, not least because there”s less traffic and it”s not as hot.
About Brief Sun Mirage There are many general plans that show us the Rio night with its noisy traffic and busy streets not exempt from incidents. Photo of Miguel Vassy it perfectly portrays the nightlife of the megapolis as the permanent sad gaze of the taxi driver.
Passenger conversations are interspersed with their own personal history. the success script of Fabio Andrade, Julia Ariani and Eryk Rocha it adequately balances the dialogues and the prolonged expressive silences.
The chaotic nightlife of River runs parallel to the uncertainty with which the taxi driver lives without affection until he can see his son again Mateus. Paulo was raised as a child by his mother after being abandoned by his father.
Brief Sun Mirage It is powered by real WhatsApp audio conversations from taxi drivers Rio de Janeiro print more realism. Notices among colleagues, notes from the taxi center and requests for services or notifications of nightly incidents.
Through its travelers, we get to know the Rio nightlife and also the variety of characters that frequent it. They are portrayed and interpreted with great realism, making us feel very close.
A group of young people uninhibited by alcohol shows the stoic patience of Paul until he has to kick them out of the cab halfway. Meanwhile, the radio taxi news service reports on the rise in gasoline and its derivatives.
At the end of the night, the taxi driver locks his car at the main office and goes to sleep in his modest and lonely apartment at dawn. The annoying noise of the nearby tremor also does not make it easier for you to rest properly.
On the following night shift, he silently watches the conversation between a prospective middle-aged couple. The good montage of Renato Vallone creates a meaningful sequence by alternating the couple”s interaction with the taxi driver”s gaze in the interior rearview mirror.
A deft subtle game of silences that reveals what”s between that recent circumstantial couple. Sequence complemented by the scene in which the man asks him to photograph them in front of some bushes.
Cinema left curious and interesting films with the central role of the taxi and its professionals. Perhaps the most complete is Cabby (1976) of the director Martin Scorsese. We also highlight among others learning to track (2014) of Isabel Coixet, Conspiracy (1997) of Richard Donner, Collateral (2004) by Michael Mann or The ful taxi driver (2005) from Jo Sol.
New scenes recall the yearning for Paul separated from his young son who cannot see due to the opposition of his ex-partner. That”s why he is emotionally torn when he can”t give her the toy he bought her. She tries to console herself, remembering how she liked being with him at the amusement park.
important part of Brief Sun Mirage It is the meeting that is established between Paul and a hospital nurse he picks up on a taxi service. The plot, then, broadens your perspective, opening up to this nascent relationship between two lonely and loveless people.
The good interpretation of the nurse”s character Karina, Barbara Colen, is complemented by the psychic resurgence of Paul. The film begins its emotional ascent gradually. Their looks, caresses, hugs and also words describe their new relationship.
Both characters well composed describing their essences that are the reason for their synchrony.
The scene of the sequence of altercations after a football game in the monumental area is also interesting. Maracana Stadium. Well-represented scenes of the tense social environment that transpires in Brazil, at times chaotic and contradictory.
Brief Sun Mirage It approaches its ending naturally, leaving the action open without forcing anything or resorting to the useful happy ending. End credits place names and titles on the varied soundtrack where they stand out Caetano Veloso, Edson Secco, Black Léo Y ava rock between others.
Brief Sun Mirage (Burning Night) is a well-balanced movie of Eryk Rocha from a simple plot idea that is enriched with the sample of portrayed characters. Good performances from the leading couple of Paul Y Karina as well as the secondary characters.
Naturalistic social drama that emphasizes the non-verbal part, moving from tenderness to existential suffering.
Interesting cultural product of little known and not recognized Brazilian cinematography. It is also recommended to see for those who want to delve into Latin American cinema.
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