International Competition


Aly Muritiba
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
25.02. / Tuesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Saturday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
In the exercise yard of a Brazilian jail, prisoners are praying, playing football, singing and practicing capoeira.

A voice, which might initially belong to anyone within these walls, talks about crime, family and freedom. As the film progresses, one prisoner in particular comes into view. He receives a visit from his son, and at the end he is transformed into a free man. This is a film about the passing of time, the importance of space, and the relationship between the group and the individual, and between captivity and freedom.


Aly Muritiba

Aly Muritiba is a Brasilian writer, producer and director. He has directed seven short films. Patio is the second part of the Prison Trilogy that began with the fiction short film The Factory (honorable mention at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival 2012, shortlisted for the 83rd Academy Awards, and winner of 62 awards all over the world) and that is going to be finished with the feature film Inside Out Men (work in progress). In 2013 he received the Sundance Institute Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award for his screenplay The Man Who Killed My Beloved Dead, what will be his first feature film.

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2012, 17', DCP

Directed by:
Aly Muritiba

Screenplay by:
Aly Muritiba

Elisandro Dalcin

Edited by:
João Menna Barreto

Alexandre Rogoski, João Menna Barreto

Antonio Junior, Marisa Merlo

Produced by:
Grafo Audiovisual

Festivals & Awards:

The International Critics'Week – Cannes 2013; International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA 2013; Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana 2013; Duhok International Film Festival 2013; Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival 2013; São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2013; It's All True –International Documentary Film Festival 2013;  It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival 2013