Bia, played by Maeve Jinkings, bears the weight of her children. Kleber Mendonca Filho Genre: The street is still a privileged enclave owned by a landed patriarch. Between mass tourism and the Internet, it’s never been easier to learn about other cultures. Watching the Olympics opening ceremony a few weeks ago, I was struck by how much of what was presented as quintessential Britishness came from pop culture — James Bond and Mary Poppins and the chorus to “Hey Jude. And the poor still get hired to protect those with money and property from the other poor people who must surely be lurking out there somewhere. There are his two grandsons, hangdog Joao and sociopath Dinho.
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If you travel to Beijing, Singapore, Mumbai or even the prosperous suburbs in America, you’ll find local versions of this same story — complete with spanking new homes, lower-class servants who raise the kids like Mary Poppins, and an obsession with security so boundless that himself couldn’t satisfy it.
Now, not a lot officially happens in Neighboring Sounds, which doesn’t so much give you a plot as offer a cross-section of the lives — and the sounds — in this neighborhood. No doubt this will prove even truer of the Olympics’ next host, Brazil.
How Brazil Lives Now, In ‘Neighboring Sounds’
The street is still a privileged enclave owned by a landed patriarch. They’re filled with plasma TVs, kids studying Mandarin and couples making love, sometimes illicitly. But rest assured, the movie isn’t some sociological treatise hammering away at some obvious political point. Between mass tourism and the Internet, it’s never been easier to learn about other cultures. Charged with an air of impending danger, the movie just keeps building.
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Ruling the roost is Francisco, a white-bearded, seemingly affable patron who owns most of the neighborhood with money from the family’s sugar plantation. In the szmba, Mendonca offers us a CT scan of 21st century Brazil, in which a sleek new world appears to be rising as age-old and often oppressive values live on within it.
It sucks you in by interweaving characters whose behavior — be it drugging a barking dog, reciff about firing a night watchman or simply mopping the floor — gradually reveals a larger pattern of meaning. Especially the country that, like China, has been enjoying an economic boom for almost two decades. Drama, Thriller Running Time: There’s a stay-at-home mom who gets stoned when her kids are at school. This modernizing, increasingly prosperous Brazil finally comes to our screens in the sly, funny, unsettling new feature, Neighboring Sounds.
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Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. One side is happy and rhythmic — samba clubs at Carnival, soccer gods like Pele, the Girl from Ipanema who still makes everyone she passes go “Ahh.
Francisco’s properties contain a wide range of people. How Brazil Lives Now, In ‘Neighboring Sounds’ Brazilian culture is often portrayed as either joyful folk tradition or brutal gang violence.
The whites still have black servants, who are treated like family members — except when they aren’t.
Of course, what’s missing from both these visions of Brazil is, well, Brazil.
And the poor still get hired to protect those with money and property from the other poor people who must surely be lurking out there somewhere. When I saw Neighboring Sounds at the Los Angeles Film Festival, a woman in pixxote audience told Mendonca that piixote spent the whole film nervously waiting for something terrible to happen. I won’t say whether it does.
Bia, played by Maeve Jinkings, bears the weight of her children.
But I will say that part of what makes Neighboring Sounds so revelatory is that this sharply observed portrait of today’s Brazil is not only about Brazil.
Out on the street, there’s the team of security guards recjfe by Clodoaldo, a hard-to-read fellow who protects the locals from terrors that seem more imagined than real.
Written and directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho, this isn’t merely the best new rwcife I’ve seen this year; it may well be the best Brazilian movie since the s.
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Watch Clips ‘Swimming’ ‘Swimming’. August 24, There are his two grandsons, hangdog Joao and sociopath Dinho. While it’s one of the world’s five largest nations in both population and geographical area, our idea of it is almost completely steeped in dualistic mythology. Heard on Fresh Air. But Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Neighboring Sounds penetrates into the daily lives of suburban Brazilians — and critic John Powers says it may be the best Brazilian film since the ’70s.
Which is to say that Mendonca is exploring something that most American filmmakers no longer seem to notice — that the way people choose to live their sambq lives reveals what a society’s values truly are.
Yet we often stay on the surface.