ZÉ carries a burden. Why do you keep on mending all these things that are not worth it anymore?
Vila Velha, 2022. ZÉ is a black bisexual middle-aged man who owns a repair shop in a suburb of Brazil. As a new tenant arrives at his mother’s hotel, he talks to ancient African deities, trying to solve his love affair and self-love issues. However, an old friend is always trying to keep him doing the same things as always.
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“MEND” is about healing the colonial trauma of subalternity and releasing the desire to establish a debt relationship with others as the only way to get affection and to be desired. It is about letting go of the introjected white ego and to remember the possibility of a free life beyond the notion of freedom of modernity. It is about a new story.
When there is a need to mend, we know that something is missing or not complete. With this work, we intend to set self-love as a political tool for racialized people, to rescue autonomy, and to develop an anti-colonial identity. Burn the addiction, burn yourself.
CASA GHIL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “MEND”
with Royce Luckessy, Leia Rodrigues, Jordan Fernandes, and Pedro Henrique Oliveira
Screenplay, Direction, and Editing
1st Assistant Director
Melina Leal Galante
1st Cinematography Assistant
2nd Cinematography Assistant
Marcus Vinicius Supeleto, Luana Brito, and Daniel Rubim
1st Assistant Sound
Roger Ghil, Gisele Bernardes, and Alessandra Lima Felix
OST and SFX
Alessandra Lima Felix
Danilo Porphirio (Cabelo)
Make-up and Beauty
Anielle Paola Collor
Grading and Mastering
Vale Encantado Filmes