The Pleasure of Killing Bugs

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In the near future, the climate crisis reaches an irreversible point. A nun and a priest meet to talk about the disappearance of insects.

Director: Leonardo Martinelli
Length: 10:00
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Year: 2021

Additional Info

Director Biography: Leonardo Martinelli is an audiovisual artist from Rio de Janeiro. His films have been selected at more than three hundred film festivals and museums worldwide, including Locarno, San Sebastian, BFI London, Montreal and others. Through a vote among several film critics, Leonardo Martinelli was listed as one of the Top 10 New Brazilian Filmmakers by Papo de Cinema. In 2021, his film Fantasma Neon won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film at the Locarno Film Festival. He is also a Master's candidate in Social Communication at PUC-Rio.

Director Statement: In an apocalyptic world due to the climate crisis, a nun reviews her beliefs in the face of growing chaos in the world. A tale reflecting how the climate emergency is already here.

Producer: Francisco Vasconcelos, Leonardo Martinelli, Rafael Lopes Cesar
Cast: Rosa Iranzo, Alexandre Rosa Moreno