Akron Film+Pixel: Screening of "Neighboring Sounds"

January 24, 2013, 6:30 pm

Akron Film+Pixel presents "Neighboring Sounds," directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and with a running time of 131 minutes. The film is FREE and seating is first come, first seated.

"A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties and resentments of a divided society still haunted by its troubled past. Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds is a thrilling debut by a major new voice in world cinema. " -Cinema Guild

Reviews:

“A revelatory debut feature.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times (Critic's
Pick)

"Stunning." – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

"A thrilling discovery... Neighboring Sounds is the work of someone with an acute eye and ear for the push and pull of modern life, and it makes for genuinely compulsive viewing. Kleber Mendonça Filho is on track to become a major filmmaker in the coming years." – Gavin Smith, Film Comment

"A supremely poised and ambitious first feature. A thoroughly modern, film-savvy opus steeped equally in dread and humor." – Dennis Lim, Artforum

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