01 Ago “No Place” by GABRIEL AMARAL
The film begins with a bird gliding in the clear Brazilian sky. With the same delicacy and elegance, Gabriel Amaral tells a complex and melancholic story, in which social constraints show their points of contact with a more elementary human emotion. First of all, therefore, the story of “No Place” manages to catch men in the midst of their contradictions and their feelings. Thanks to Flàvio Bauraqui’s acting skill and excellent writing work, Nego shares his frustration and his battle with the spectator, in a natural and significant empathic exchange. It is rare nowadays to find films that can show the dilemmas of the human soul with this simplicity and depth.
But there is more. From this story so deeply linked to the lives of men, a luxuriant, placid, assertive nature emerges, which forms the background to the story of the protagonists. By imposing his personal and intimate vision, Amaral, as an expert author, is able to make that magical connection between the camera’s gaze and reality. The result is then a cinematographic representation that exudes an incredible charm, a complex and almost three-dimensional depth.
“No Place” is therefore made of flesh, sweat and skin, and is immersed in a throbbing nature, which can be almost touched by the spectator. For this reason too, “No Place” is a film that reaches everywhere.