Let It Burn

  • 9 10
  • 2019
  • 85min
Let It Burn
  • Original Title: Diz a Ela que Me Viu Chorar

In a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, all the inhabitants are part of a program to overcome crack addiction. In every corner of this place, a face reveals itself to us with all its humanity and viscerality.

Let It Burn

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: True/False Film Fest/ Cinema Du Réel

Let It Burn. The faces behind crack

Downtown São Paulo, Brazil. An Apartment Building: 7 floors, 28 rooms, 107 residents who all have in common the addiction to crack. 

Over the course of several months, life in a social housing - part of a city hall "damage reduction" program about to be extinguished - is revealed. 

Characters on a hallucinated hunt for bonding and fighting passionately for life can be seen as the camera drifts through hallways, rooms, elevators, stairs; day and night. In this claustrophobic place, anything can happen.

Maíra Bühler
Maíra Bühler Director

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