Written, Produced and Directed by Muriel Paraboni

“Who knew, mirrors, describe never inside our obscure being” ~ Rilke

A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past,
present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories
and old silences. So the characters go through a sort of trail of desire, leading the edge
of the abyss of themselves, where all days born and die, horizon to all passes, all eventides.

Eventide is an arthouse short, product of extensive experimentation with languages of film
and visual arts, involving design procedures, painting and video-projection. The project took 5 years
to complete and it was almost handmade, despite the technology involved. The film was released
in 2016, being selected and awarded in several international festivals.

Short | Arthouse | 20′ | 2016

Cast and Crew

Screenplay and direction: Muriel Paraboni
Executive Production: Muriel Paraboni
Associate Producers: Fabianne Freitas and Patrícia Lampert
Co-producers: Locall, Zerooito Motion and Ilha Flutuante

Cinematography: Fábio Del Re and Carlos Stein
Steady / Camera: Ricardo Nunes
Cameras: Diego Bertini and Rodrigo Viegas

Still: Danny Bittencourt
Making of: Rodrigo Castro

Art direction: Muriel Paraboni
Scenography: Zao Figueiredo
Woodwork: Jorge Ramos
Costume: Jade Primavera
Make up: Luana Zinn and André Trento

Cast: Fabianne Freitas
Coordination: Patrícia Lampert
Assistants: Anderson Israel, Fábio Osório and William Wendler
Set: Jorge Ramos and Thiago Lobato
Eletrician: Juán Quíntans

Edition: Muriel Paraboni
Post-Production: Luis Otávio Feldens
Additional Effects: Carlos Kulpa

Sound Design and Soudtrack: Carina Levitan
Sound Assistant: Matheus Mayer Almeida
Sound technicians: Daniel Roitman and Átila Viana
Musicians: Carina Levitan and Pedro Dom

Drawings: Anderson Neves and Eneida Aguiar
Poems: Muriel Paraboni and Reiner Maria Rilke
Off Readings: Leonardo Machado and Áurea Baptista

Awards and Selections

 Eventide was official selected to more than 40 international film festivals in 20 countryes,
winning 9 awards, 3 runner-ups and 8 nominations since its release in september 2016.


Special Jury Award – Outstanding Directing
12th Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival – Chicado, USA

Honorable Mention
Experimental Forum Film Festival – Los Angeles, USA

Runner-Up – Best Experimental Film and Best Original Score
BFA – Bucharest Film Awards – Bucharest, Romania

Best Experimental Short and Best Sound Design
FICOCC – Five Continents International Film Festival – Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

Nominee – Best Experimental Short Film
Short to the Point International film Festival – Bucharest, Romania

Best Experimental Short and Nominees for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score
TMFF – The Montly Film Festival – Glasgow, England

Award Of Excellence – Experimental Film
The IndieFEST Film Awards, San Diego, USA

Best Experimental, Runner-up for Best Film and
Nominees for Best Director, Editor, Cinematography and Original Score
17th edition Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest – Bucharest, Romania

Nominee – Best Sound Design
The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image – New York, USA

Best Experimental Film
Largo Film Awards – Geneve, Switzerland

Official Selections

TAM Torrance Art Museum – Los Angeles, USA
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival – Hong Kong, HK
14th Festival International Signes de Nuit – Paris, France
Los Angeles CineFest – Los Angeles, USA
Ibiza CineFest – Ibiza, Spain
5th Speechless International Film Festival – Minnesota, USA
Exeter International Film Festival – Exeter, England
Milan VOD Film Festival – Milan, Italy
LemoArt Gallery Film Competition – Berlin, Germany
SIFF – Stockholm Independent Film Festival – Stockholm, Sweeden
Maykop International Film Festival – Maykop, Russia
4th Figueira Film Art – Festival da Figueira da Foz – Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Mostra do Cinema Brasileiro de Viena – Viena, Austria
Moving Pictures Festival – Nieuwmoer, Belgium
Кіномаршрут Cinemaway Festival – Lviv, Ukraine
International Short Film Festival Beveren – Beveren, Belgium
IV Cinemistica Festival – Granada, Spain
London Experimental Film Festival – London, England
Arthouse Asia – Kolkata, India
San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival – San Mauro, Italy
9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival – New York, USA
Near Nazareth International Film Festival – Afula Hamore, Israel
CineAutopsia – Bogotá Experimental Film Festival – Bogotá, Colombia
Eneagrama International Experimental Short Film Festival – Córdoba, Argentina
Feel The Reel International Film Festival – Glasgow, England
Night of the Short Film – Antuerpia, Belgium
Bologna In Lettere Festival – Bologna, Italy
Poeticism Poetry Cinema Program – Wien, Austria
Here and There Media Festival – Philadelphia-Orlando, USA
The Upshot of Trans-Affective Solidarity | Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art – Dresden, Germany

Juros and Critics

Beautifully done film about memories and regrets. Colour changes
mark the speaker’s struggles and the text is wonderfully poetic.” 

Donna Casella
Speechless Film Festival, Minnesota – USA  

A speech that awakens the senses… A chromatic game
 that investigates in the man…

Veruska Cumana
FICOCC – Five Continents Film Festival, Venezuela  

“Beautifully shot and graded, with masterfully framed and powerful visuals,
´Eventide” is a lyric personal reflection on life and the revision of one´s
convictions. It is one of the most  poetic films TMFF has hosted so far.

Vlad Dorofte
TMFF – The Montly Film Festival, UK  

Eventide is a wonderfull work, a necessary film.

Manoel Polls Pelaz
IV Cinemistica  Festival, Spain  

Muriel Paraboni is a great director, very  talented, no one can say the opposite!

Jerzain Ortega

Director’s Statement

Eventide is the result of a long depuration of ideas, experiences and artistic references. The intention was to make a film in which the story is diluted in water movements, slow and steady, coming and going between the landscape of the beach and the very heart of the characters represented by the inner of the house. The main inspiration is undoubtedly “The Mirror” of Andrei Tarkovski. All these subtle marks that the members of a family leave in each other through the ages, memories, fears, silences, resentment, perplexities are what the film is about.

The choices for the poetic and the general almost abstract aesthetic are due to the universe of the arts and theater in authors like Beckett and Bob Wilson, but also to abstract painting and still photography, which brought form, emotion and meaning to the play of colors that animates the scenes. Eventide is, above all, a poetic look on being, an attempt to dive in the deep human feelings and in the extreme transience of our experiences, exploring the potentials that the languages of cinema and the arts has to offer as a whole, working in the same conceptual direction.





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