DAMN YOU VOUGUE; Júlia Portella & Melina Schleder; TRT: 11.10
The desire to fit in and the way that desire can consume you.
Was this a film school project?
No, it’s a movie we did sometime after we graduated and that we decided to do with no money
How did this film come about?
This film came about with the need of us to talk about the urge of people to be part of something, even if they don’t know what that something is. Julia (one of the directors and the main actress) was about to have a stomach operation and was about to loose a lot of weight in a short time, so we used this period of different shapes of her body to film and build the character desire to be loved and accepted, no matter what.
We had a lot of inicial inspiration, but the more important was to do a movie that looks like a girl thing but had this really manly and violent energy. To play with these two things and enter in this new wierd place.
Humor is unusual in the experimental world- why use humor for this subject?
We wanted to use humor as a tool to play with the concepts genres, because through the hole movie you will see a lot of drama and terror as well , that way we could build it going to an end that the viewer wouldn’t expect. And because we think that humor can be a strong weapon to talk about serious themes and expose the ridiculous aspects os some situations.
How did you chose the soundtrack?
We had a original soundtrack produced from this very talented musician Julio Manaf, we have gave him some ideas of moods for the soundtrack and he created everyone of them specially for us. The final music that plays during the credits ir from a Brazilian punk band called Peluda that talks about a boy that used to br fat but now is skinny, and the punk beat gave the energy we wanted the audience to feel, so it a perfect song to finish the film.