Vil, má

Divinely Evil
A drawing room with salmon-coloured walls, tapestries, busts, house plants, a dressmaker’s dummy. In a velvet armchair with gold trim sits Wilma Azevedo, 74, Brazil’s “queen of sadomasochistic literature”. She is asked by the director to tell the story of her life, which quickly branches out into a series of detailed erotic anecdotes involving green bananas, dildos made of sandpaper and over-stimulated nerves. In her heyday, she received 300 love letters a month, an incredible success story. Sometimes her memory fails her, at which point the young actress in the background, who is supposed to play her in an upcoming film, comes to her aid. Halfway through the film, which purports to be research, the armchair is reclined slightly and the protagonist then tells another life story, featuring a similarly pornographic narrative, but one that also gives an account of a journalist’s difficult emancipation, navigating the dangerous terrain of male fantasies. In static shots of a moving figure, a still life of passions retold comes into focus.
by Gustavo Vinagre
With Edivina Ribeiro, Wilma Azevedo, Juliane Elting
Brazil 2020 Portuguese 86’ Colour World premiere Documentary form

With

  • Edivina Ribeiro (Wilma)
  • Wilma Azevedo (Edivina)
  • Juliane Elting (Wanda)

Crew

Written and directed byGustavo Vinagre
CinematographyThais Taverna
EditingGabriel Pessoto
Sound DesignVictor Jaramillo
SoundJonathan Macías
Production DesignMax Eluard, Fernando Zuccolotto
CostumesFernando Zuccolotto
Make-upFernando Zuccolotto
Production ManagerCarlos Barbosa
ProducersGustavo Vinagre, Rodrigo Carneiro, Max Eluard
Executive ProducersMax Eluard, Gustavo Vinagre

Produced by

Carneiro Verde Filmes

São Paulo, Brazil

+55 11959460176

Avoa Filmes

São Paulo, Brazil

+55 1135862259

Gustavo Vinagre

Born in 1985. He studied Literature and Scriptwriting. Vinagre participated in the Berlinale Forum 2019 with his second feature film, A rosa azul de Novalis.

Filmography

2012 Filme para poeta cego (Film for Blind Poet); 27 min. 2013 La llamada (The Call); 19 min. · Nova Dubai; 50 min. 2014 Mãos que curam (Healing Hands); 19 min. 2015 Chutes (Kicks); 24 min. 2016 Os cuidados que se com o cuidado que os outros devem ter consigo mesmos (The Cares One Takes of the Care Others Must Take of Themselves); 21 min. 2017 Filme-catástrofe (Disaster Film); 18 min. · Cachorro (Bitch); 14 min. · Medo medo medo (Fear Fear Fear); 20 min. 2018 Lembro mais dos corvos (I Remember the Crows); 82 min. 2019 A rosa azul de Novalis (The Blue Flower of Novalis)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020