Jogos de Mente (en)

Jogos de Mente

Selection: 

Format: 

Feature film

Type: 

Fiction

Country: 

  • Brazil
  • France

Script writer(s): 

Ricky Mastro

Director: 

Ricky Mastro

Synopsis: 

Four young adults live happily together: Maya, Miguel, Pedro and Diego. The boys keep fit by playing soccer, while Maya sells her cupcakes. Their relationship seems to be based on love and trust, but actually they are together by the need to get anti-HIV medicine. They are not aware of their bounds fragility, until an outsider shows up. Leandro is a very intelligent guy, obsessed by a man on television in charge of the weather forecast. One day, he discovers Miguel playing soccer with the rest of the group. Miguel looks like the weatherman. Leandro decides to infiltrate the group in order to get closer to him. He pays attention to each member’s role and realizes how to manipulate them according to their needs. In the end, Miguel leaves Maya to be with Leandro and the group is torn apart. However, Leandro's intentions are not based on love either.

Visual concept: 

Our story could take place in any major city in the world, but as it is now, it will take place in São Paulo, Brazil. The characters live in a social bubble in an upper class neighborhood. Their clothes and attitudes reflect a society where everyone lives as if they were by themselves in the world. They will be portrayed using a very beautiful and clean photography that will also create an environment of joy and make the public desire to be like them. The characters are the opposite of the usual HIV stereotypes: they are healthy, beautiful.