Friday, 20 April 2012

Beyond the Grave - in Chicago

Brazilian Horror Feature "Beyond the Grave" (aka PORTO DOS MORTOS), produced by Lockheart Filmes Ltda., will be playing at the Chicago Latino Film Festival on April 21st. Written and directed by Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro (who's also producing with Isidoro B. Guggiana), BEYOND THE GRAVE follows the unstoppable hunt of a vengeful cop (Rafael Tombini) for a supernatural serial killer.

On its film festival circuit, the Brazilian fantasy feature has gained international acclaim, being also selected for the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba) and has won two awards: Best Horror Feature Award, at the Arizona Underground Film Festival, and Audience Choice Award for Best Latin American Feature at Montevideo Fantástico (Uruguay).

Shot in the city of Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, BEYOND THE GRAVE is an art-house mixture of road movie, spaghetti western and different horror sub-genres such as zombie and black magic. "I tried to bring in everything I had learned about cinema and humanity from the beginning of my conscious life till the moment of locking the final cut.  I think we should be respectful of genre, of course, but a rigid tone is more important than a rigid genre. Were in an age where amalgamations are common nature in art. Cinema shouldn't be excluded", believes the Brazilian filmmaker.

The film makers are hoping to secure distribution deals to release the film commercially in the near future.

View the trailer on You Tube.

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