Piscina  (Pool)
Leandro Goddinho
Brazil 2016, DCP, color, 30 min., Brazilian/German OV w/German ST Austrian Premiere

Leandro Goddinho invited

Claudia decides to investigate her grandmother's past, who recently passed away. Through a letter she comes to Marlene, an old German lady who lives in Brazil and keeps her memories inside a pool without water. During the visit the old lady reveals details of her life that intersect with Claudia's grandmother's past, a German refugee of the 2nd World War. Pool is about gay persecution during the Nazi period and the achievement of LGBT civil rights in contemporary history. (Leandro Goddinho)

Leandro Goddinho
Leandro Goddinho is a Brazilian filmmaker based in Berlin. After studying Cinema and Theatre in Brazil he has directed 5 short films, 2 medium-length films and 2 videoclips, totaling more then 50 awards in Film Festivals in Brazil and abroad, operating in the audio-visual industry as a director, screenwriter and picture editor. On TV, he worked as image editor and assistant director in sitcoms for the MULTISHOW channel in Brazil. He also directed 3 theatre plays and was assistant for renowned directors in São Paulo. In 2015 he was selected to the German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to research and develop a documentary about homophobia in Brazil and Germany hosted by Schamoni Films. The documentary is the second part of the Pool project.

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06/15 6:00 PM / Filmcasino

DIRECTED BY:
Leandro Goddinho

Written by: Leandro Goddinho.
Director of Photography: Bruno Risas.
Edited by: Mirella Martinelli, Leandro Goddinho.
Produced by: Amina Jorge.
With: Luciana Paes, Sandra Dani, Carolina Bianchi, Marcela Fetter, Ester Laccava, Mawusi Tulani.

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