Cinema Brasil Digital presents Murilo Salles' new feature film, "Camila JAM."
"The world is ruled by an ontological grammar. The things and human beings are the names and every name is proper. Each thing, each individual, each moment is a unique incomparable incommensurable reality. "
The movie is a free film adaptation based on the books "Máquina de Pinball" and “Vida de Gato” by Clara Averbuck and her texts published on the site and on her personal blog . Today Clarah is a major talent that migrated to the literature from the Brazilian Internet "blog" boom. At 27, she has already published three books.
"Creating spontaneous experienced prose, weaved in the heart without the troubles of the mind. Writing only about yourself. The work-of-art poet. We are sacred in our own seeds. The journey is inside ourselves."
"Camila JAM" tries to represent the subject of abandonment in its complexity. It seeks a character without history. Therefore what happens doesn’t really matter. Capturing Camila in her movement is what really matters. Living her time, taking responsibility for her choices, suffering her distress, her contradictions, giving herself. It’s a movie about what there is. A direct movie.
The movie tells the story of a character who builds a worthy individuality on the daily struggles of her being, a narrative that will make her life worthy. Worthy, not as a heroic journey, but worthy in its ethical, aesthetic and existential decisions. Worthy enough to be written about.
To create bonds, Camila must announce a time when subjectivity no longer exists – it doesn’t matter who she is – the family no longer exists, nothing that guarantees the existence of a human being beyond the bonds he or she creates to survive. With Camila, we want to look at a brave and complex female, capable of throwing herself from a cliff and developing from this journey the support she needs to exist. We want to subtract any epic meaning from existence, therefore we remove any of its traces from the film narrative. Creating a time in which the moral content doesn’t matter. Moral is impregnated in the being [not in the narrative]. Moral blossoms from the scars originated in her process of giving herself absolutely and vertiginously.
"Camila JAM" is also the story of self-confinement. Camila cloisters herself to become a writer. Writing compulsively a personal BLOG of her experiences. But what kind of world is on the other side of the line? She confines herself to be connected, this is the paradox. Taking everything to the limit: a maximum exposition in an environment of absolute confinement, lonely people in front of their computers "plugged in" with a world of people who don’t know each other, who promote "blind dates", who gather by "identities", by the search for an identity.
Camila is radical and consciously alone. She has no past and doesn’t want to know her future. The only thing that matters is her path. The act of writing her identity. Completely alone.
"Camila JAM" is a movie about Camila’s quest for redemption. Obsessive. Building herself and destroying herself. Lonely. Her unconditional quest for affection, for fondness. This existential experience incarnates her body.
In the end, we realize that "Camila JAM" is a movie that seeks its own Proper Name. A movie about a movement. A body-movie.
Camila JAM tells the story of Camila, a young woman engaged in becoming a writer. Her life is her narrative. Camila is intense and brave. She wants her literature as an act of revelation.
Camila JAM is a movie about Camila's passion and her effort to support it. It‚s about a female character who faces the abyss and gets from it her strength to exist.
"Camila JAM" is a performance-movie, a solo of an actress embodied in Camila's unique course.
An actress who chose the movie, who decided to play the character and offered her body and soul to Camila.
Leandra Leal is Camila Lopes. Leandra Leal is "Camila JAM".
Rosanne Holland is Paula
Juliano Casaré is Felipe,
Ricardo Garcia is from Ribeirão Preto,
Gustavo Machado is Daniel,
Milhem Cortaz is the landlord,
Munir Kanaan is Márcio,
David Cejkinski is Guilherme,
Alex Disdier is Henry,
Luciano Bortoluzzi is the magazine editor,
Martha Nowill is Mari
"Camila JAM" was written by Elena Soarez, Melanie Dimantas, Murilo Salles and Edited by Vania Debs
"Camila JAM" was produced by Cinema Brasil Digital
Co-producer: Suzana Villas Boas
Executive Producer: Flávio Frederico
Film Editor: Vania Debs
Director of Photography: Fernanda Riscali and Murilo Salles
Art Director: Pedro Paulo de Souza
Music: Sacha Amback
Casting: Ingrid de Souza
Costume Design: Mariana Pamplona
Direct Sound: Gabriela Alves
Actors Coach: Estúdio Fátima Toledo / Frederico Foroni
Line Producer: Priscila Torres
Set Producer: Rodrigo Magoo
Location Producers: Jair Neto and Fernanda Geraldini
Assistent Directors: Luciana Baptista and Hsu Chien
Director Assistent: Marcela Lordy
A film directed by Murilo Salles