Life Lasts Two Days

a film by

Brazil / 82' / 07/2022 / fiction

Rómulo's quiet routine in Rio de Janeiro changes overnight when an accident starts a wave of absurd events. Far from there, Orlando, his twin brother and rare works dealer tries to buy the book of a Brazilian student with financial problems. The twins' lives will be on a collision course with the arrival of a mysterious manuscript.

“a metaphysical and funny serial, plays with narrative conventions and doubles in the manner of Gombrowicz to invent an ad hoc universe.”
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“a metaphysical and funny serial, plays with narrative conventions and doubles in the manner of Gombrowicz to invent an ad hoc universe.”
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Leonardo Mouramateus

Biography

(Fortaleza, 1991) Master in Multimedia Art by the University of Lisbon, he graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual at the Federal University of Ceará, maintaining permanent contact with the performing arts and dance dramaturgy. He wrote and directed films shown at several festivals such as Locarno, Viennale, IDFA, Cinéma du Réel and Bafici. Retrospectives of his filmography were presented in Portugal, France, Colombia, and more recently at the IFFRotterdam. “Life lasts two days”, his second feature film, received an honorable mention of the international competition jury at the FIDMarseille.

Filmography

  • [2022] A Vida São Dois Dias / Life Lasts Two Days
  • [2021] Meio Ano-Luz / Half a Light-Year (short)
  • [2020] A Chuva Acalanta a Dor / Rain Hums a Lullaby to Pain (short)
  • [2017] António Um Dois Três / António One Two Three
  • [2017] Vando Vulgo Vedita / Vando aka Vedita (short)
  • [2015] História de uma Pena / Story of a Feather (short)
  • [2015] A Festa e os Cães / The Party and the Barking (short)
  • [2014] O Completo Estranho / Two in the Shadow (short)
  • [2014] A Era de Ouro / The Golden Era (short)
  • [2013] Lição de Esqui / Ski Lessons (short)
  • [2012] Mauro em Caiena / Mauro in Cayenne (short)
  • [2012] Charizard (short)
  • [2011] Europa (short)
  • [2010] Fui à Guerra e não te Chamei (short)
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Crew

Director: Leonardo Mouramateus
Screenplay: Mauro Soares, Leonardo Mouramateus
Production companies: Brasiliana, Praia à Noite
Producer: Clara Bastos, André Mielnik, Leonardo Mouramateus, Mauro Soares
Cinematographer: Aline Belfort
Sound Design: Guilherme Farkas
Editor: Tomás von der Osten
Composer: Fernando Pereira Lopes
Production Designer: Dayse Barreto, Francisca Sousa, Ton Martins, Elen Barbosa, Natália Maia Maquiagem: Elen Barbosa
Makeup: Elen Barbosa
Cast: Mauro Soares, Mariah Teixeira, Sara Hana, Nuno Lucas, Rita Azevedo Gomes

Festivals

  • FIDMarseille – International Film Festival Marseille, France (5 – 11 July, 2022)
    International Competition Special Mention International Competition
  • Hamburg Film Festival, Germany (29 September – 8 October, 2022)
    Official Selection

Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photos: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: coming soon

Excerpts: Click here

 

Press quotes

“a metaphysical and funny serial, plays with narrative conventions and doubles in the manner of Gombrowicz to invent an ad hoc universe.”
Festival review: Alice Leroy – Cahiers du Cinema