Muito Romântico

Muito Romântico
Director: Melissa Dullius, Gustavo Jahn

Brasil, Germany, 2016, drama, 72 minutes, brazilian portuguese and german with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-13

Muito Romântico, the debut feature from Distruktur – Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn – begins aboard a red cargo ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It Melissa and Gustavo to Berlin, a city of constant movement, where the old has to give space to the new. The couple finds a home and transforms it into the center of their own universe. As time passes and seasons change, life and cinema become one and their room becomes an ever-changing stage, where friends are invited to play their own roles. In this state of transition Melissa and Gustavo lose sight of their path and their world starts to tremble. Until one day a cosmic portal appears in their home opening connections between the past, the present and the future, confronting the two travelers with extraordinary discoveries. A film that took 9 years to make, Muito Romântico is a playful rearrangement of experiences, memories and fantasies into a journey transcending space and time.

About the directors:

Melissa Dullius (b. 1981., Porto Alegre, Brasil) and Gustavo Jahn (b. 1980, Florianópolis, Brasil) have been making films together since 1999. They form Distruktur since 2006, when they moved together from southern Brazil to Berlin. After joining the collective LaborBerlin in 2007 they started applying handmade techniques on the making of their films which consist of Super 8 and 16mm filmmaking mediums. Distruktur’s body of work takes form as films, photographs, film performances, music, text and graphic. It crosses the borders between art and film, experimental and narrative, photography and moving image. In the last years Distruktur took part in festivals such as Berlinale, Torino, Moscow IFF and Videobrasil, as well as in exhibitions at the New Museum in New York, Paço das Artes in São Paulo, and Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre. Muito Romântico is their first feature film.

Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Melissa Dulius, Gustavo Jahn

Dir. of Photography: Ville Piippo

Cast: Melissa Dulius, Gustavo Jahn, Gustavo Beck, Kana Chiaki