Revolverkino at the Gropius Bau

The world isn’t a sad place, it’s just big

With “Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos” by Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza and “Mononoke-hime” by Hayao Miyazaki

Titled after a quote by the late Jean-Luc Godard and inspired by the exhibition YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal, this edition of Revolverkino explores the themes of care, repair and healing in cinema over three consecutive evenings.

Past Dates

Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others) (Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza, Brazil/Portugal, 2018), Portuguese with English subtitles, 18:30

15-year-old Ihjãc, an Indigenous Krahô from northern Brazil, refuses his culture’s call to become a shaman and flees to the nearest city, where he is confronted with the reality of being an Indigenous person in urban Brazil. Ihjãc takes the viewers on his impressive journey and offers a glimpse into his world, as well as a look at Western culture through his eyes. The film was awarded the Jury Prize Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

This film still shows the face of a person. She is looking upwards. It looks as if she is in a jungle.

Film still from “Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos“

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Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke) (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1997), German, 20:30

In search of a cure for a terrible curse, a young prince suddenly finds himself caught up in a war between ancient forest gods and growing industry. In the process, he meets San, a girl living among wolves, who fights with all her might against impending deforestation. The epic by Japan’s world-famous Studio Ghibli tells of a brutal world where we search for moral clarity in vain.

A cartoon image of a person dressed in fur holding a sword in one hand. This person is sitting on a wolf-like animal.

Film still from “Princess Mononoke”

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