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Hard Paint

(Tinta Bruta)

by Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher

Brazil 2018, 118 min.

Hiding behind colors, a fluorescent soul comes to life

While facing criminal charges, Pedro must grapple with his sister’s sudden decision to move away and leave him behind. Alone in the darkness of his bedroom, he dances covered in neon paint, while thousands of strangers watch him via webcam.

Cast & Crew

Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guega Peixoto, Sandra Dani, Frederico Vasques

Production: Besouro Filmes and Avante Filmes



World Premiere: Berlin IFF 2018 - Panorama

​Guadalajara IFF 2018 - Premio Maguey

BFI Flare 2018

Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT FF 2018

Queergestreift FF 2018

Skopje FF 2018

Lovers FF 2018

OUTshine FF Miami 2018

TEDDY Screenings, Paris 2018

Cinema Museum London 2018

Gay FF Freiburg 2018

Pink Apple FF 2018

Orlando Festival 2018

Mix Mexico 2018

Inside Out Toronto LGBT FF 2018

Transilvania IFF 2018

TLVFest 2018
Puerto Rico Queer FF 2018
Seattle IFF 2018
Kyiv IFF Molodist 2018


Teddy Award for Best Queer Feature Film - Berlin IFF 2018
CICAE Prize - Berlin IFF 2018
Premio Maguey for Best Film - Guadalajara IFF 2018
Best Narrative Film - Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT FF 2018
Best Feature Film; Ottavio Mai Award and Young Jury Award - Lovers FF 2018

Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher

Filipe Matzembacher (born in Porto Alegre, 1988) and Marcio Reolon (born in Porto Alegre, 1984) are Brazilian directors and screenwriters. They met while attending to Film School at PUCRS, and since then work together. In 2010 Filipe and Marcio founded their production company Avante Filmes. Both of them are also acting teachers and work as programmers for two film festivals. Marcio is also an actor.
In 2015 Filipe and Marcio released their first feature film BEIRA-MAR, that premiered at Berlinale - Forum and won best film at Rio International Film Festival - Novos Rumos section.

2012 Um Diálogo de Ballet (A Ballet Dialogue), 8 Min.
2013 Quarto Vazio (Empty Room), 21 Min.
2015 Beira-Mar (Seashore), 83 Min.
2016 O Ninho (The Nest), 4x25 Min.
2016 O Último Dia Antes de Zanzibar (The Last Day Before Zanzibar), 21 Min.
2018 Tinta Bruta (Hard Paint), 118 Min.