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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.



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
Special Mention of Sunny Bunny Competition Jury - Molodist Kyiv IFF 2018
Best International Narrative - Outfest Los Angeles 2018
Special Mention - Queer Lisboa 2018
Special Mention (Out-Look Competition) - Chicago IFF 2018
Best Script, Best Supporting Actor (Bruno Fernandes), Best Actor (Shico Menegat), Best Fiction Film - Rio de Janeiro IFF 2018
Jury Award - Chéries-Chéris FF 2018
RainbowQC Special Jury Prize - QCinema IFF 2018
Best Feature Film - Merlinka International Queer FF 2018
Jury Award for Best Film - Ljubljana LGBT FF 2018
Jury Prize - Festival LGBTIQ at Centro Cultural International Oscar Niemeyer 2019


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
Molodist Kyiv IFF 2018
Sydney FF 2018
Frameline 2018
Ciclo Rosa FF 2018
Taipei FF 2018
Gay Filmdays Bielefeld 2018
International Queer Showcase Nuevo León 2018
Cinecitta’ Queer FF 2018
Bangkok LGBT+ FF 2018
Outfest Los Angeles 2018
Filmrauschpalast Berlin 2018
New Horizons IFF 2018
Gaze International LGBT FF 2018
Melbourne IFF 2018
Vancouver Queer FF 2018
Reel Affirmations Monthly LGBTQ Film Series 2018
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF 2018
Athens IFF 2018
Shanghai Queer FF 2018
Bari International Gender FF 2018
Luststreifen FF 2018
Adelaide FF 2018
Vinokino LGBT FF 2018
QCinema IFF 2018
LesGaiCineMad 2018
MIX Copenhagen 2018
Slovak Queer FF 2018
TWIST: Seattle Queer FF 2018
Porn FF Berlin 2018
Latin Beat FF 2018
Beijing Queer FF 2018
FanCineGay 2018
Stockholm IFF 2018
Pink Screens FF 2018
Films from the South Festival 2018
Mezipatra Queer FF 2018
Chéries-Chéris FF 2018
Ljubljana LGBT FF 2018
Santo Domingo Outfest 2018
Sao Paulo IFF 2018
AndalesGai Festival 2018
this human world – International Human Rights FF 2018
Sardinia Queer FF 2018
Merlinka International Queer FF 2018
Havana IFF 2018
Italian Cinematheque Milan 2018
CINHOMO Valladolid Spain 2019
2019 Festival LGBTIQ at Centro Cultural International Oscar Niemeyer 2019
Festival of Tolerance - JFF Zagreb 2019
Zinentinedo (Zaragoza) 2019
Moscow IFF 2019
FIRE!!! Mostra Internacional de Cine Gai i Lesbià, Barcelona 2019
AMOR Festival Internacional de CineLGBT+ 2019
Side by Side IFF 2019
Tromso Film Club 2021

Cast & Crew

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

Production: Besouro Filmes and Avante Filmes

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.