O homem das multidões (The Man of the Crowd)
D: Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimarães
Brazil 2013, 95 min, English subtitles
How can the loneliness and isolation of big city life be broken through? Tram driver Juvenal lives alone in Belo Horizonte and seems to have no plans to change it – his spartan flat is equipped with the bare necessities: a table, a bed, a glass ... One day, his co-worker Margô asks him to be a witness at her wedding, but this would require at least friendly relations between the two and they develop very slowly. Using artfully reduced photography and a square retro format, Marcelo Gomes’s and Cao Guimarães’s film follows its protagonists’ paths through a cityof millions.