Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Pink Cloud
(A Nuvem Rosa)

Year: 2021
Country: BRAZIL
Language: Portuguese
Run Time: 103 minutes

The Pink Cloud
The Pink Cloud
The Pink Cloud
The Pink Cloud
The Pink Cloud

One day, the pink clouds arrived. No one knew where they came from or why, but they were quickly found to be toxic, resulting in death after only ten seconds of exposure. Like nebulous cotton candy, they drifted with questionable intent, but never disappeared. When the clouds came, Giovana was just waking up on her balcony with Yago, a stranger she brought home the night before. But with mere seconds on the clock, there was only enough time to run inside and lock the door. Separated from their friends and family, they must learn to live together. The two invent and reinvent themselves as a couple while doing their best to cope with the extended lockdown. As Yago grows to accept their confined fate as a little slice of utopia, Giovana longs for the outside world—a reality that may never exist again. Although written and shot pre-COVID, this Brazilian near-fi drama is a prescient vision of life in quarantine. With its creeping soundtrack and eerie pink palette, THE PINK CLOUD transforms the enclosed walls of an apartment into a surreal microcosm of strikingly familiar emotions. (In Portuguese with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

After Hours

New Direction Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Iuli Gerbase

Patricia Barbieri

Iuli Gerbase

Bruno Polidoro

Vicente Moreno

Principal Cast
Renata de Lélis, Eduardo Mendonça, Kaya Rodrigues, Girley Brasil Paes, Helena Becker

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