Capoeira, inside the game
Hybrid movie – 72’, 2016
Direction: Jorge Itapuã
Script: Carol Benjamin
Co-writers: Amanda Baião and Rita Toledo
Starring: Isabél Zuaa and Nestor Capoeira
Editing: Jorge Itapuã, Rodrigo Savastano and
Executive production: Carol Benjamin, Danielle Villanova and João Prates Correia
Associate Producer: Rose La Creta
A production by Carol Benjamin, Jorge Itapuã, Leandra Leal and Rita Toledo
Coproduction: Olhar Feminino
Production: Daza Filmes
Exhibition in Brazil: Canal Curta! (Pay TV)
Distribution: Synapse Distribuidora (Brazil) and Preciosa Media (Americas)
Ella (Isabél Zuaa) decides to follow her master Jorge Itapuã on a long journey to meet and document the Capoeira movement of other countries. Together they cross Europe and visit places such as Israel, India, USA, Japan and Indonesia. While Itapuã performs, Ella shoots every step of this adventure with her camera. However, being in contact with different cultures awakens Ella’s desire of becoming a master herself. As Ella embraces the idea of not being behind the camera anymore, her relationship with her master faces strong transformations.
. World première at Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana 2016.
. Selected for:
40º Guarnicê Festival de Cinema.
. Exhibited in theaters in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte in partnership with Kinorama.
. Funding by the Audiovisual Sectorial Fund – PRODAV 01/2012.