Ph. Ana Laura Leardini

PROJECT 85

THE DEBT IN THREE EPISODES

2015

Episode 1: The face of the woman in debt

In this film, actual mothers of the Project 85’s brazilian members, expand the disgraced face of Helena Failure and enact the misfortunes that tackled her life. We follow her path from the democratic aperture in Brazil, her success on the job market to her financial and subjective decay. As the final outcome of this one life (or ten lives), we see an urban legend of a phantasmic woman who drives a cheap silver car and is willing to help brazilian women in debt, cursing against her own life.


In 2016, the film was selected to the Focus Exhibit at the Tiradentes’ Cinema Festival, to the Pirenópolis’ Documentary Festival, aside from winning the best short-film award the the Filme Livre Exhibit. Presented at Itaú Cultural, SESC Belenzinho and II Bienal de Teatro da USP in 2016.

Credits

Directing: Rodrigo Batista and Renato Sircilli

Mothers: Amélia Lopes, Maria Emília Alcebíades, Maria Cecília Amendola Faganello, Margareth de Gouveia, Marilena Pimentel, Meire Vieira Vanderley, Silvia Vidor, Solange Id, Sônia Maria da Silva Dias (in memoriam), Suzana Valéria

Father: Aparecido Faganello

Actress: Liliana Junqueira

Narrator: Paulo Barcellos

Script: Luiz Pimentel and Nicole Oliveira

Photography: Adriana Hipólito Serafim

Still: Bruno Claro

Direct sound: Clara Lazarim

Sound track: Cainã Vidor

Art: Juliana Jucá

Production: Olivia Pato and Renan Salveti

Co-production: Rumos Itaú Cultural

Episode 2: The face of the man in debt

EVACUATE! We must evacuate! The earth trembles and, facing such tremors, terrible animals roam our corners. We must leave now! I’m sorry for the death of your father, but it’s imperative that you leave this house as fast as possible. Nothing will come of arguing who gets the keys or the turtle or the porcelain or the room in the back. No need to worry about the debt, for the fire will consume all the papers! The temperature quickly rises and our ideas are in full convulsion. Evacuate! WE MUST EVACUATE!


This episode was created in a partnership between the Brazilian group [pH2]: estado de teatro and the Colombian group La Maldita Vanidad. Presented at Itaú Cultural and II Bienal de Teatro da USP in 2015.

Credits

Directing: Jorge Hugo Marin and Rodrigo Batista

Text: Jorge Hugo Marin and Luiz Pimentel

Performers: Andres Estrada, Angélica Pietro, Beatriz Id Limongelli, Bruno Moreno, Ella Becerra, Juan Manuel Lenis, Maria Adelaida Palacio and Maria Emília Faganello

Light design: Luana Gouveia

Sound design: Rodrigo Batista

Video design: Renato Sircilli

Dramaturge: Paola Lopes

Production: Palipalan (Maria Fernanda Coelho and Renan Salveti)

Co-production: Rumos Itaú Cultural

Episode 3: The face of the country in debt

After the great catastrophe, a ship-territory approaches the devastated country and astablishes a joint reconstruction regime. The Reconstruction is welcomed with euphoria and enthusiasm while vertiginously increasing the nation’s public debt, leaving a trail of death and a permanently indebted subjective state. Five performers mobilize texts, images and historic videos to present a brief analysis of the progressist neoliberal processes in their countries.

 

The episode was built in a partnership between the Brazilian group [pH2]: estado de teatro and the Mexican group Lagartijas Tiradas al SolPresented at Itaú Cultural and II Bienal de Teatro da USP in 2015.

Credits

Text: Gabino Rodriguez and Luiz Pimentel

Performers: Beatriz Id Limongelli, Bruno Moreno, Gabino Rodriguez, Maria Emília Faganello and Rodrigo Batista

Light design: Luana Gouveia

Sound design: Rodrigo Batista

Video design: Gabino Rodriguez and Renato Sircilli

Dramaturge: Paola Lopes

Production: Palipalan (Maria Fernanda Coelho and Renan Salveti)

Co-production: Rumos Itaú Cultural