Insolaçào (Sunstroke)

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2009
Duration 100 minutes
Type Dramatic feature
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese, with English subtitles
Director(s) Daniela ThomasFelipe Hirsch
Rating 18 And Over


Insolação tells stories of unrequited love. “Love and loss. Loss, mostly,” says one character. In an empty city, scorched by the sun, young and old confuse the fever of sunstroke with the delicate birth of passion. Like ghosts, they hover through buildings and over endless flatland in search of the ever-elusive love, while the film’s nostalgic narrator, Andrei, bears witness to their tales.

Based loosely on a series of stories by Anton Chekov, the various plots of the film weave together and unravel in the improbable city of Brasilia—a distorted mirror image of Soviet utopia—located in the heart of the country.

Trinidad & Tobago premiere.


Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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