Curupira and the machine of the destiny

A film by

France, Brazil | 25' | 12/2021 | hybrid fiction

Filmed in 2021 on the roads Transamazônica, BR-319 and the real village of Realidade, in the south of Amazonia, Curupira e a máquina do destino is the encounter between the entity Curupira, a queer devil who protects the forests of Brazil, and the incarnated ghost of Iracema, a 14-year-old prostitute.

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Janaina Wagner

Biography

Janaina Wagner (São Paulo, Brazil) works with cinema, photography, scenography, drawing, video and installations, researching the relations of limit, control and contention that human-kind establishes with the world. Currently on a PhD at Le Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains (FR), Wagner participated in several artistic residencies, such as Gasworks (EN)FID Campus – Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille (FR), Bolsa Pampulha (BR)Festival Mondes Possibles – Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers (FR), Casa Tomada (BR), W139 (NL) and NES Skagaströnd (IS). Janaina lives and works between Paris and São Paulo.

Filmography

  • Curupira E A Máquina Do Destino – 2021 – short film
  • Licantropia – 2019 – short film
  • Ventura – 2018 – short film
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Crew

Director: Janaina Wagner
Screenplay: Janaina Wagner
Producer: Le Fresnoy: Luc-Jérôme Bailleul
Cinematographer: Carine Wallauer
Sound Design: Marcela Santos
Sound Editing: Yannick Delmaire, Thomas Pichon
Editor: Yuyan Wang, Janaina Wagner
3D: Felipe Meres
Cast: Vitória Pereira

Festivals

15+ selections, 1 award

Select highlights: 

  • Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes, Brazil (21 -29 January, 2022)
    Short Film Competition
  • Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (17 – 31 March, 2022)
    Short Film Competition
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (23 – 27 March, 2022)
    Eco-Spectrality: Residual Fabulations
  • Las Palmas International Film Festival, Spain (22 April – 1 May, 2022)
    Competition Won: Best Short Film
  • Vienna Shorts International Short Film Festival, Austria (25 – 30 May, 2022)
    Fiction & Documentary Competition
  • Olhar de Cinema – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba, Brazil (1 – 9 June, 2022)
    Olhares Brasil 
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (14 – 19 June, 2022)
    International Competition
  • Festival ECRÃ, Brazil (1 – 10 July, 2022)
    Official Selection
  • Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal (9 – 17 July, 2022)
    Experimental Competition

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Press materials

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Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue lists: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here

Excerpts: Click here