“IMO” is a feature film written and directed by the newcomer director Bruna Schelb Corrêa.
The fiction built within the narrative has a fantastic and dreamlike ethos, on an attempt to unravel, through images, the minutia of the female reality - which is constantly accompanied by all sorts of oppression.
The imaginary, understood as a personal and abstract field, being it non-linear or logical, serves as a tool to reveal the emotions of the main characters, as do their surroundings and situations which they supposedly lived through previously. These elements combined form the structure of the narrative, that deals with the non-conformation of a trans woman in face of society; the struggle of a young woman against beauty standards; and finally, the vengeance of a woman who has her body served as a meal.
The gender debate to which the film invites the watcher into is one imbued with poetry, be it visual or emotional, without leaving behind the crudity of reality, through a woman’s eye.
MEDIA AND CRITICS
MUBI (English) Will latin-american women filmmakers finally get their due Por Ela Bittencourt https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/will-latin-american-women-filmmakers-finally-get-their-due
Desistfilm (Spanish) Mostra de Tiradentes 2018: La urgencia y la invención Por Victor Guimarães http://desistfilm.com/mostra-de-tiradentes-2018-la-urgencia-y-la-invencion/
Revista Moventes (Portuguese) Além do vísivel: “O olho e o espírito” e “Imo” Por Laís Ferreira https://revistamoventes.com/2018/01/24/alem-do-visivel-o-olho-e-o-espirito-e-imo/
Vertentes (Portuguese) O presente é mulher, o futuro é mulher Por Francisco Carbone http://vertentesdocinema.com/2018/01/24/critica-imo/
DIRECTOR: Bruna Schelb Correa
RATING – 18
Doors 7:30 PM
Film 8:00 PM