Neighbouring Sounds
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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A thrilling debut from a breakout talent, NEIGHBORING SOUNDS delves into the lives of a group of prosperous middle-class families residing on a quiet street in Recife, close to a low-income neighborhood. The private security firm hired to police the street becomes the catalyst for an exploration of the neighbors’ discontents and anxieties – their feelings exacerbated by the palpable unease of a society that remains unreconciled to its troubled past and present inequities. Meticulously constructed, with unexpected compositions and arresting cuts, this ensemble film is compulsive viewing; you’re never quite sure where things are headed as it builds imperceptibly toward its stunning payoff. With his unmistakable formal gifts and acute eye and ear for the push and pull of modern life, Kleber Mendonça Filho represents the arrival of a major filmmaker.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Irandhir Santos, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, W. J. Solha, Irma Brown


Screenplay: Kleber Mendonça Filho

Director of Photography: Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu

Film Editor: Kleber Mendonça Filho, João Maria

Composer: DJ Dolores

Production Designer: Juliano Dornelles

Costume Design: Ingrid Mata

Sound: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Pablo Lamar

Producer: Emilie Lesclaux

Production Company: CinemaScópio

World Sales: FiGa Films LLC

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho