The Blue Flower of Novalis

The Blue Flower of Novalis
A Rosa Azul de Novalis

Brazil | 2019 | DCP | Color | 70 min | Gustavo Vinagre & Rodrigo Carneiro

SUNDAY 6 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 19:00 HRS | 70 MIN
TUESDAY 8 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 10 | 18:45 HRS | 70 MIN 

Director: Gustavo Vinagre & Rodrigo Carneiro
Screenplay: Gustavo Vinagre & Marcelo Diorio
Producer: Gustavo Vinagre & Marcelo Diorio
Cinematography: Bruno Risas
Editing: Rodrigo Carneiro
Sound: Rubem Valdés
Production Company: Carneiro Verde Filmes
Cast: Marcelo Diorio, Majeca Angelucci, Marcos Hermanson Pomar, Thais de Almeida Prado, Estela, Lapponi, Beatriz Pomar, Rafael Rudolf and Christian Sedemaka

Synopsis
Marcelo has a really good memory. He remembers family stories and has visions of his past lives. In one of them, he was Novalis, a German poet chasing a blue rose. And, in this current life, what is Marcelo looking for?

Biography
Gustavo Vinagre studied Literature at São Paulo University and scriptwriting at the EICTV
(Cuba) and directed several shorts like Filme para poeta cego (Rotterdam 2012), La llamada (Festival dei popoli 2014), Nova Dubai (Torino 2014, Rotterdam 2015), Os cuidados que se tem com o cuidado que os outros devem ter consigo mesmos (Indie Lisboa 2017), Filme-catástrofe (Queer Lisboa 2017). Lembro mais dos corvos / I remember the crows, his first documentary feature, won best first film at Cinema du reel 2018 and best film at Indie Lisboa 2018.

Rodrigo Carneiro studied History at Ouro Preto University and editing at the EICTV (Cuba). He was a guest researcher at the film department of the Faculty of Fine Arts - Concordia University,Montreal. He is the writer and director of the shortfilms Marília, Microsieverts and Copyleft. Hasedited several shorts and feature films.

Festivals
Honorable Mention at TLVFest 2019 - Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
69o Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - Forum
41o Cinéma du Réel - International Competition
16o IndieLisboa
22o Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes - Mostra Aurora
Olhar de Cinema
Festival Internacional de Cinema de Valdivia
Antenna - Australia´s International Documentary Festival
Transcinema 2019 - Peru
30th Hamburg Int. Queer Film Festival