Yonlu

Drama
Brazil, 2017
Director: Hique Montanari
88 minutes | Portuguese with English Subtitles

Wednesday – February 5 at 7:00 PM
UCLA James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Synopsys

YONLU is a fiction film based on the real story of a 16 year-old boy who, aided by the internet, won over the world with his talent for music and art. Fluent in five languages, an illustrator, photographer, and writer of experimental music, YONLU had a critical view of society and shared it through a network of virtual friends from all continents. However, in the seclusion of his bedroom, YONLU signed up to a forum for potential suicides. On it, in 2006 he found the encouragement to take his own life, which left those around him shocked and dumbfounded.

The release of a posthumous album with 14 of his songs by a major New York label has drawn further attention to his immense talent. In addition to a fictional narrative, the film YONLU uses the languages of animation, musical, and video-clip to tell the story of an extremely creative boy along the pathways of the internet, which pathways seemed to be so bright and welcoming but which also concealed dark, dangerous corners.

Credits

Production: CONTAINER FILMES, PRANA FILMES
Scriptwriter: HIQUE MONTANARI
Director: HIQUE MONTANARI
Producer: LUCIANA TOMASI
Executive Producer: LUCIANA TOMASI
Cinematographer: JUAREZ PAVELAK
Production Designer: IARA NOEMI, GILKA VARGAS
Music: YONLU
Original Incidental Soundtrack: NANDO BARTH
Film Editor: ALFREDO BARROS
Post-production: DANIEL DODE
Animations: OSSO FILMES
Sound and Sound Designer: GABRIELA BERVIAN
Costume: ANELISA TELES
Line Producer: TATIANA BEHAR

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