The feature film Beyond the Grave (aka Porto dos Mortos), produced by Lockheart Filmes Ltda., has its Chicago premiere set to April 21 at the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Written and directed by Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro (who's also producing with Isidoro B. Guggiana), Beyond the Grave (2011) follows the unstoppable hunt of a vengeful cop (Rafael Tombini) for a supernatural serial killer. In its film festival circuit the Brazilian fantasy feature gained international acclaim, being also selected for the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba) and granted with two awards: Best Horror Feature Award at the Arizona Underground Film Festival and Audience Choice Award for Best Latin American Feature at Montevideo Fantástico (Uruguay).
In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.
Shot in the city of Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, Beyond the Grave is an art-house mixture of road movie, spaghetti western and different horror sub-genres such as zombie and black magic. "I tried to bring in everything I had learned about cinema and humanity from the beginning of my conscious life till the moment of locking the final cut. I think we should be respectful of genre, of course, but a rigid tone is more important than a rigid genre. We're in an age where amalgamations are common nature in art. Cinema shouldn't be excluded", believes the Brazilian filmmaker.
Release dates at the Chicago Latino Film Festival:
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:15 pm at Landmark Theatres - 2828 N. Clark St. - Phone: 773-509-4949.
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 8:45 pm at Landmark Theatres - 2828 N. Clark St. - Phone: 773-509-4949.
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