The Joy / Longa-Metragens

The Joy

Fiction, 35mm, 100min, color, Brazil, 2010 

HEART ON FIRE TRILOGY 2

WORLD PREMIERE AT DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT – CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2010

Joy is a fable about courage and youth. It tells the story of Luiza, 16 year old girl, who can not stand to hear about the end of the world … On a Christmas night, his cousin John is mysteriously shot in a street in the Lowlands and disappears into the night. Weeks later, while Luiza spends days alone in the apartment where he lives with his mother in Rio de Janeiro, a mysterious visitor comes knocking on your door: John, as a ghost, asking to hide there.

NOTE OF DIRECTORS
We always think of Joy as a superhero movie, a utopian narrative about youth in large cities, especially in our Rio de Janeiro. We chose to work primarily with non-actors, seeking a certain joy in the discovery of the scenes with them and how to merge the physical improvisation marked with the dialogues, recited almost as epiphanies with “smell-of-young-spirit.” We start with elements of popular culture and pop culture, trying to create some phantasmagoria of images that also found an intense affection the characters. Above all, in Joy, our guide was most always the heartbeat of our young protagonists.

Oficial websitehttp://aalegria.duasmariola.com.br/site/

Available on DVD: lumefilmes.com.br/lancamentos/a-alegria.html 

Crew: 
Directors: Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande 
Screenplay: Felipe Bragança
Executive Producer: Lara Frigotto
Cinematography: Andrea Capella
Art Direction: Gustavo Bragança
Costume Design: Gabriela Campos
Editing: Marina Meliande
Sound: Felippe Mussel, Vampire
Sound Editing: Virginia Flores and Marina Meliande
Soundtrack: Lucas Marcier
Cast: Taina Medina, Junior Moura, Flora Dias, César Cardadeiro, Rikle Miranda, Mariana Lima, Marcio Vito, Mary Gladys, Sandro Mattos, Clara Barbieri. 
1st Assistant Director: Carolina Durão
Production Director: Daniela Santos 
Production: Lara Frigotto, Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande 

A DUAS MARIOLA FILMES production
Coproduction ARISSAS MULTIMEDIA 
Sponsor: PETROBRAS 
World Sales: Figa Films

List of Festivals:
Festival de Cannes 2010 – Directors’ Fortnight
Brasília Festival 2010 – Competition of Feature Films
Festival Rotterdam 2011 – Bright Future

Photo Gallery