AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS
Philippe Barcinski (b. 1972) is one of the most promising young directors of new Brazilian cinema.
His first feature film NOT BY CHANCE, produced by Fernando Meirelles (the director of CITY OF GOD), was seen by 120,000 viewers in Brazil and won several awards, including the Silver Hugo in the New Directors Competition of the Chicago Film Festival.
Vicente has a comfortable and well-structured life, yet he is unable to see how superficial his happiness is. And so he is taken by surprise when everything starts to crumble, once the pressure on him rises. Antonio, a man without a past, is struggling amongst the ruins of a disrupted existence but slowly finds some organisation amidst the chaos and nonsense of his life and of society. Intersecting the stories of these two men with use of montage, the film will slowly reveal that they are actually the same person.
AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS (ENTRE VALES) is the story of a man who loses everything, and winds up a physical and emotional wreck amidst society’s garbage. It is also the story of this man rebuilding his life. Amazingly, the place that is supposedly the final destination of all our resources, the place where they form an abandoned, poisonous, dirty landscape, serves as the platform for restoration, for the reclamation of this man.