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On the outskirts of the deep Brazilian inlands, Luquinha try to rescue his horse while live within the marginality and deafening noise of a conservative town.

Poster of the short film "Through the deep west"
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On the outskirts of the deep Brazilian inlands, Luquinha try to rescue his horse while live within the marginality and deafening noise of a conservative town.

Poster of the short film "Through the deep west"

THROUGH THE DEEP WEST

(AINDA RESTARÃO ROBÔS NAS RUAS DO INTERIOR PROFUNDO)

 

Brazil  2022 / 15′

a film by
Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro

with
Gustavo Rodrigues
Daniel Rone
Thales Breno
Rafael Ribeiro
Bruno Ribeiro
João Guilherme Schvaiguer

Screenplay Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro
Daniel Rone
Director of Photography Guilherme Gerais
Production Design Beatriz Xavier
Costume Design Carol Luchini
Editor Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro
Composer Rebeca Rabecca
Sound Isadora Maria Torres
Leo Bortolin
Producer Fernanda Scudeller
Production Oeste Cooperativa Audiovisual
Distribution Esen Studios

Production of the short film "Through the deep west"
Awards and selections of the short film "Through the deep west"

BEST SHORT FILM

San Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil) | 2022
Mostra De Cinema De Gostoso (Brazil) | 2022

AUDIENCE FAVORITES

San Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil) | 2022

BEST SCREENPLAY

Festival Kinoarte de Cinema de Londrina (Brazil) | 2022

BEST LATINAMERICANA SHORT

Miradas Medellín (Colombia) | 2022

BEST SHORT FILM

San Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil) | 2022
Mostra De Cinema De Gostoso (Brazil) | 2022

AUDIENCE FAVORITES

San Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil) | 2022

BEST SCREENPLAY

Festival Kinoarte de Cinema de Londrina (Brazil) | 2022

BEST LATINAMERICANA SHORT

Miradas Medellín (Colombia) | 2022

NOMINATIONS

  • Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (Brazil)
    Oscar Qualifying Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

  • Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival (France)
    Oscar Qualifying Festival
  • San Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil)
  • Split Film Festival (Croatia)
  • Intern. Young Audience Film Fest Ale Kino Poznan (Poland)
  • Festival Kinoarte de Cinema de Londrina (Brazil)
  • Euroshorts Young Filmmakers (Poland)
  • Mostra De Cinema De Gostoso (Brazil)
  • Lublin Film Festival (Poland)
  • International Usak Short Film Festival (Turkey)
  • Spicy Indie International Film Festival (Greece)
  • Roma Film Corto (Italy)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

  • Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival (France)
    Oscar Qualifying Festival
  • San Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil)
  • Split Film Festival (Croatia)
  • Intern. Young Audience Film Fest Ale Kino Poznan (Poland)
  • Festival Kinoarte de Cinema de Londrina (Brazil)
  • Euroshorts Young Filmmakers (Poland)
  • Mostra De Cinema De Gostoso (Brazil)
  • Lublin Film Festival (Poland)
  • International Usak Short Film Festival (Turkey)
  • Spicy Indie International Film Festival (Greece)
  • Roma Film Corto (Italy)

 

Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro, director of the short film

Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro

Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro, 32, is a brazilian director and screenwriter from Assis, São Paulo. He worked as a music journalist reporter at MTV Brasil, where he produced music interviews and directed his first feature film, the documentary “Sabotage Nós” (2013). In 2014, he directed the short-documentary “Sobre Coragem” (A White Man in a Land of Courage), selected at Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival and winner of the “Best Director” award at the Cinema Festival of Três Passos-RS. In 2019, he directed the 4 episodes documentary show “Bulls and Human Animals”. In 2021 he founded the Oeste Cooperativa Audiovisual, an audiovisual cooperative of filmmakers from Brazilian countryside. “Ainda Restarão Robôs Nas Ruas Do Interior Profundo” (Through The Deep West, 2022) is his first fiction short-film. It was selected at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and it won the Best Short Prize at São Paulo International Short Film Festival.

Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro

Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro, 32, is a brazilian director and screenwriter from Assis, São Paulo. He worked as a music journalist reporter at MTV Brasil, where he produced music interviews and directed his first feature film, the documentary “Sabotage Nós” (2013). In 2014, he directed the short-documentary “Sobre Coragem” (A White Man in a Land of Courage), selected at Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival and winner of the “Best Director” award at the Cinema Festival of Três Passos-RS. In 2019, he directed the 4 episodes documentary show “Bulls and Human Animals”. In 2021 he founded the Oeste Cooperativa Audiovisual, an audiovisual cooperative of filmmakers from Brazilian countryside. “Ainda Restarão Robôs Nas Ruas Do Interior Profundo” (Through The Deep West, 2022) is his first fiction short-film. It was selected at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and it won the Best Short Prize at São Paulo International Short Film Festival.

Guilherme Xavier Ribeiro, director of the short film

Director statement :

“Through the deep west” was produced in São Paulo’s countryside, with young non-actors, and its screenplay was developed based on real stories of a group of young men from a neighborhood in the margin of a small city called Assis.
The movie follows Luquinha and friends who are trying to rescue a lost horse, and in this way it tries to builds a social portrait of contemporary Brazil, in a naturalist way at first, that evolves into a more magical realist western in order to represent the contradictions of the youth in the outskirst of Assis — a once rural place that has how expelled once rural workers to the outskirts of small towns.
Assis was also one of Brazilian cities with most voters for Bolsonaro, currently still having many supporters of the far right president. This support is often translated by parades of pick up trucks with Brazilian flags, owned by land lords that have their main income out of sugar cane and other kind of plantations. It was a low budget movie from a project called Polo Audiovisual do Velho Oeste (audiovisual hub from the old west), which acts by the promotion of inlands productions of Brazil, searching for new narratives, decentralized and outskirted, and it was produced by the Oeste Cooperativa Audiovisual, Project Manager.

Director statement :

“Through the deep west” was produced in São Paulo’s countryside, with young non-actors, and its screenplay was developed based on real stories of a group of young men from a neighborhood in the margin of a small city called Assis.
The movie follows Luquinha and friends who are trying to rescue a lost horse, and in this way it tries to builds a social portrait of contemporary Brazil, in a naturalist way at first, that evolves into a more magical realist western in order to represent the contradictions of the youth in the outskirst of Assis — a once rural place that has how expelled once rural workers to the outskirts of small towns.
Assis was also one of Brazilian cities with most voters for Bolsonaro, currently still having many supporters of the far right president. This support is often translated by parades of pick up trucks with Brazilian flags, owned by land lords that have their main income out of sugar cane and other kind of plantations. It was a low budget movie from a project called Polo Audiovisual do Velho Oeste (audiovisual hub from the old west), which acts by the promotion of inlands productions of Brazil, searching for new narratives, decentralized and outskirted, and it was produced by the Oeste Cooperativa Audiovisual, Project Manager.