Subtle cut

Directed by Thales Banzai.

Tell me, from the bottom of your heart. Do you really want to do this? Where were we going? A short movie directed by Thales Banzai, with words by Brazilian poet Pam Araujo.

Tell me, from the bottom of your heart
Do you really want to do this?

Where were we going?

It was so familiar
Breath, breath
Feverish

It swallowed me
It ate me

Breath
Caged
I’m sorry
It’s for me
I gave in slowly

Drained
Me, the void
Just an abyss
I ate the fear
An elegant pain looks at me with despair
It would be the fall of a stranger

The instant I know myself the most…
I overflow with absence

While you watch me from afar eating the pieces of what was left

I collected chances
Instants
Afternoons

And imaginary traces of our tongues

When was it?
When did you?
Was it always like this?

I took heart
Noticed I’d been shut down for years
I was so many, that I almost couldn’t find myself

Shivers while my skin feels
My eyes laugh
My fingers come and go and rub
My center aches in hunger
While wet

I speak from inside my mouth

I rip you while absorbing myself
And let go

You do not define me You do not define me You do not define me You do not define me

Who created this void?
How do we represent the absence?

I wish I could just go
But I have a hard time with endings
My scars linger

Our subtle cut still is a wound
I wish I could just go
But I have a hard time with endings
Our subtle cut still is a wound

I balance myself
I desire
And I still don’t understand

Of the many I was, today I just contemplate
As I see me I dive into myself

I figured that

The best way of letting you go, it’s finding myself.
All I feel is pain

And I need to breath

Tell me, from the bottom of your heart…
Do you really want to do this?

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Subtle cut

Credits:

Director & Editor / @thalesbanzai
Produced by / @seiva.tv @suttermarcela @mariohpeixotos @thalesbanzai
Screenplay / @thalesbanzai @camilacrrra
Poem / @apamaraujo
Cast / @camilacrrra
Cinematography / @camilacornelsen
Production Design / @cestres
Stylist / @juliafeil
Beauty / @showerofvibes
Head of Production / @juliahannud
Prod Coordination / @marcia.sutter
1st Assist Director/| @izabeladejour
1st Cam Assist / @nestorgrun
Gaffer / @vinicorrea7
Rotoscope / @mugri10
Color Grading / @domundonadaseleva
Sound Design / @punchaudio
Original Soundtrack / @zamunda.studio @fabiosmeili @felipekim

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