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Bittersweet Rain

Slowly he is going blind, school is not going well and his first crush is not what he expected either... How does a teenager cope with such setbacks?

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"The camera is not a machine for creating images, particularly, as I used to think, beautiful images. The truth is that the camera is an eye. It's a machine for looking. And these looks reveal all the subjectivity of the person behind the camera," Brazilian director Haroldo Borges said. While having a distinctly observing, almost documentary character, his second film, Bittersweet Rain portrays its main characters with understanding and warmth. Borges wrote the story with his regular screenwriter Paula Gomes.

A teenager growing up in a small town in the Brazilian heartland doesn't have it easy. He has a degenerative eye disease that will eventually lead to blindness, school is no piece of cake either, and his first crush seems to be a one-way street. How does he cope with his setbacks? Winner of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival's Jury and Audience Awards.

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Wed 23 Aug | 19:00 | De Balie
Fr 25 Aug | 19:00 | Rialto De Pijp
Fr 25 Aug | 21:00 | Rialto VU | Presented by LA RIOT

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Haroldo BORGES (1977, Brazil) is a member of collective Plano 3 Filmes, which produced films including the documentary Jonas and the Backyard Circus (Audience Award, Toulouse Cinélatino Festival) and the feature Son of Ox (Audience Award, Malaga Film Festival). Bittersweet Rain is his second feature, and won the SIGNIS Award for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival.