Documentary about the interaction between the Brazilian city's inhabitants and what is expressed in its walls. Graffiti, indecipherable symbols, slogans, political thoughts, hieroglyphs, declarations of love... Fragments of memory and silent screams that reveal the desires, fears, fantasies and daydreams of those who inhabit urban centers. The letters and drawings interacting with the different bodies that move through the public space. The urgent narratives of the streets that express the subjectivities of the most varied visual discourses that “dress” the Brazilian cities.
Dir. Marcos Pimentel - 75 min - 2021 - Brazil
"One of the most beautiful films of this or any year, Skin (Pele) is a city symphony, an evocation of what life is like in Belo Horizonte, the sixth largest municipality in Brazil." - POV Magazine
"ike large-scale tattoos, colourful murals and graffiti adorn the urban body of Belo Horizonte, a densely populated city in southeastern Brazil. Composed largely of static shots, Marcos Pimentel’s poignant documentary conjures an awe-striking tapestry of artistic expression and revolutionary resistance...Pimentel’s film sees street art as a crucial form of political advocacy at a time when dissenting voices are cruelly repressed." - Guardian
"paints a picture of the city as a canvas for artists, poets, and outraged citizens." - IDFA, Special Mention, Envision Competition
"simply wonderful and uplifting." - Modern Times Review
"For the conceptual and sensual look at everyday reality" - Winner, Grand Prix of the Critics Jury at Message to Man FF