Curupira, bicho do mato

Curupira, creature of the woods
Deep in the heart of the Amazon, Tauary inhabitants invite us to listen to the sounds of the jungle, the birds, and animals. However, some weird sounds appear: a creature prowling around the trees. Some of them have heard her, very few have ever seen her, and those who did find her never came back. She charms, she enchants — she leads people to get lost: each one of them tells a story in their own way and tries to decipher her sounds.
Curupira, creature of the woods… takes us in search of this being: a reflection about myths and their place in the contemporary world. It’s a sound thriller in the midst of the jungle.

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Exhibitions: Berlinale Group Exhibition (De, Feb-March 2019), Museo Carrillo Gil (Mx, Feb-May 2019), MAG Coahuila (Mx, Aug-Oct 2019), Cinéma des galeries (Be, Sept-Oct 2019), Hong-Gah Museum (Tw, Dec 2019), CC Palethe Oortreders Festival (Be, Oct-Dec 2020)

Festivals & Screenings : Berlinale (De, 2019), Sheffield Doc Fest (UK, 2019), FIDOCS (Cl, 2018), Frontera Sur (Cl, 2018), Cinema de Fronteira (Br, 2018), Kasseler Documentary and Videofest (De, 2019), Festival Internacional de Cine de Medellín (Co, 2019), Sjón Film Festival (Dk, 2019), Festival Punto de Vista (Es, 2019), World Film Festival Tarku (Ee, 2019), Reflets – Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-Américain (Fr, 2019), Les Yeux Grands Fermés (Ch, 2019), Ciné Latino (Fr, 2019), MICE Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico (Es, 2019), ISA Universidad de las arts / Bienal de la Habana (Cu, 2019), Parana International Film Festival (Ar, 2019), Eureka Festival Universitario de Cine (Co, 2019), Tauary (Br, 2019), Tefé (Br, 2019), Agosto Foundation Prague (Cz, 2019), Animistic Apparatus: Screening (Th, 2019), LOM Bratislava (Sk, 2019), Muséum D’Histoire Naturelle (Fr, 2019), El Rule (Mx, 2019), CCU UNAM (Mx, 2019), Centro Julian Carillo de San Luis Potosi (Mx, 2019), AUDIRE Braga (Pt, 2019), Cinemateca Bogota (Co, 2019), CCC Mexico (Mx, 2019), Galeria Vermelho (Br, 2019), International Tv Ecological Festival To Save ans Preserve (Ru, 2019), 12 Months Film Festival (Ro, 2019), Festival Embrion (Co, 2019), Impakt (Nl, 2019), Esto es para Esto (Mx, 2019), Pukañawi (Bo, 2019), Daupara (Co, 2019), MIDBO (Co, 2019), Ânûû-rû Âboro (Nc, 2019), Collected Voices (USA, 2019), Les Instants Vidéo numériques et poétiques (Fr, 2019), Ficwallmapu (Cl, 2019), Planeta Doc Florianopolis (Br, 2019), Le Mans Sonore (Fr, 2019), Festival Salmon (Es, 2020), Noite das Ideas (Br, 2020), Argos Media Annexe (Be, 2020), Concerts Dispersés (Fr, 2020), Son Mire (Fr, 2020), Sonic Promenade (Fr, 2020), Arsenal Room 3 (De, 2020), ARKIPEL Jakarta Film Festival (Id, 2021), Norient Film Festival (Ch, 2021), Arica Doc (Cl, 2021), Strangloscope (Br, 2021), Festival ECRÃ (Br, 2021),

Prizes: Soundscape Prize at Phonurgia Awards (Fr, 2018), Mention at Kasseler Documentary and Videofest (De, 2020), Mention at Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico (Es, 2019), Premio Ojo Latinoamericano Pukañawi (Bo, 2019),

Distribution: Arsenal (De), Argos (Be), Light Cone (Fr),

Technical Specifications:
Shooting Format:
Video HD 16/9 (1920×1080), Color, 25fps, 35min
Screening Formats: DCP 24 or 25fps 2k FLAT 5.1 / Apple Pro Res 24 or 25fps stereo or 5.1 / QuickTime H264 stereo
Sound: Stereo and 5.1

With: Alexia Samara Celestino Gomes, Antonio José Parente Nogueira, Antonio Francisco Sevalho Celestino, David Lucas Da Silva Fabricio, Diogo Da Silva Gomes, Edinaldo Barbosa Gomes, Edirce Cauper Firmo, Emerson Navarro Firmo, Francisco De Jesus Silva Dias, Janilson Da Cruz Carvalho, José Leocadio Lira, Josue Silva Firmo, Maida Leocadio Lira, Maria De Fatima Servalho Celestino, Maria Ana Vitor, Maria Celane Barbosa Carvalho, Maria Da Conceiçao Ventura Navarro, Maria Eduarda Celestino Gomes, Marineide Leocadio Da Silva, Paulo Roberto Leocadio Lira, Raimundo Ventura Navarro, Vitor Ventura Da Silva and Wellington Navarro Firmo.

Credits: Color Correction – Samanta Do Amaral / Editing Adviser – Julien Devaux / French Version – Marie-Christine Cabanas / Spanish Version – Ana Cecilia Medina / English Version – Julie Morse / Sound Mixing Studio – Arte Sonico / Poster – Diego Aguirre / With the precious help of Sara Lana.

For screenings and exhibitions please contact me.