Brasília, Life After Design

Canada | 2017 | 88 min
Portuguese | Subtitles in English
Script: Nancy Marcotte, Bart Simpson
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FIFA Competition


Presented in partnership with VIA RAIL

Quebec Premiere – Director and producer in attendance

How does it feel to live in someone else’s dream? Nestled 2,000 km away from Amazonia and 18 hours out of Rio de Janeiro, the city of Brasília, Brazil’s capital, is a mythical place that was once only an idealized city. In 1956, hot on the tail of a democratic renewal, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lucio Costa drew up a city plan and its installations in order to micromanage the daily activities of human life in a living space remodelled to fit the modern Brazilian citizen. Nowadays, the city acts as a backdrop in a tale of social isolation and changing values within a gigantic country. Punctuated by a mesmerizing, intimate soundtrack, and images that will bring you deep within the heart of the metropolis, this film illustrates a utopian ideal that has come to life in today’s modern times.


Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson is a Canadian award-winning filmmaker, interested in films that entertain, evoke, and engage public debate. He produced the feature documentary The Corporation, winner at over 25 festivals including Sundance, Toronto, and International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. Other films and collaborations include controversial Bananas!*, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, Moebius Redux: A Life In Pictures, and Brasília, Life After Design.
Filmography | Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2012) ; Bananas!* (2009) ; Redux: A Life in Pictures (2007) ; The Corporation (2004).

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Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
Screening # 12
Presented by VIA Rail
Brasília, Life After Design
FIFA Competition

Brasília, Life After Design

Canada | 88 min | 2017

Portuguese | Subtitles in English

FIFA Special Screenings


Canada | 10 min | 2017

- Without dialogue