Year 2024. We are in a loneliness and crowd at the same time. After the new coronavirus pandemic, Celso, a young Port employee, lives in a parallel reality. He behaves like a robot and is fond of a Sex Doll, ignoring everything around him, including Emma, his wife. She divides her days among her job as a librarian in a School for the deaf, her attempts to bring Celso back to reality and weekly seasons of Sadomasochism with an elderly woman. Stuck in this dysfunctional routine, they must face each other and ask: will we drown together or will we finally plunge into a new life?
MANOEL FERNANDES NETO, 40 years old, is from Paraíba and was born in João Pessoa, capital of the state of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil. He has a degree in Cinema and Audiovisual at UFPB (Federal University of Paraíba).
As director, he directed the short films: “Os Alquimistas de Camalaú”, Documentary. 2011; “Coletivo de Multidão”, his first fiction 2021 (in release) and will soon release his first feature: The Republic of the Jungle, Fiction. 2022.
As a producer, he will produce the feature film “Fúria”, 2022,
1st semester 2022 and Series A Invasion in 2nd Semester 2022.
Making films for me means telling stories about my people and my place, about universal and contemporary themes. Like collective loneliness, the identity crisis of the excesses of supermodernity, and the uncertain future of human existence.