The Lie

(A Mentira)

Rio de Janeiro, 2019, 09'


Brazilian Competition


Where: Cine Humberto MauroDate: 06/09/2019Showtime: 21h10*Followed by discussion with film crew*Past event

Based on personal archives and on materials from the former East German’s Ministry for State Security museum, this delicate short movie shows a spark of affection that survives and unveils a violent story. Even the most sealed systems can collapse because of something that always pushes the boundaries: love. Playing a stimulating game with time, the movie becomes a compelling reflection about the very idea of archive, motivated by a pencil message written in a surveillance report and saved from the fire of oblivion.

(by Fabio Rodrigues Filho)

director Klaus Diehl, Rafael Spínola
script Jansen Hertz
production Rafael Spínola
cinematography Museu da Stasi
editing Rafael Spínola
sound Hugo Rocha
production company Segundo Andar