A Bird Called Memory

Pássaro Memória
United Kingdom
15 min.

Director | Leonardo Martinelli
Script | Leonardo Martinelli
Director of photography | Guilherme Tostes
Editing | Lobo Mauro
Sound designers | Caio Alvasc, Roberto Crivano
Composers | Carol Maia, José Miguel Brasil
Main cast | Ayla Gabriela, Henrique Bulhões
Producers | Rafael Teixeira, Naomi Pacifique, Rafael Manuel, Leonardo Martinelli
Production company | Idle Eye / Pseudo Filmes

A bird called Memory has forgotten how to come back home. Lua, a trans woman, searches for Memory in the streets, but the city can be a hostile place.


About the director:

Leonardo Martinelli is a filmmaker from Rio de Janeiro. In 2021, his film Fantasma Neon won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film at the Locarno Film Festival. His films have been selected at festivals worldwide, including Locarno, Toronto, San Sebastián, BFI London and others. He also holds a Master’s degree in Communication from PUC-Rio and is currently developing his first feature film, which was selected for the Locarno Residency.