Trailer for A Mordida [The Bite]. 2019.
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A Mordida
[The Bite]
A film by Pedro Neves Marques.

2019. 26 min., super 16mm transferred to video, color, sound. Portuguese spoken.

"Pedro Neves Marques’ speculative short weaves a story of a polyamorous, non-binary relationship struggling to survive an epidemic of genetically modified killer mosquitos."
- Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, 2019.

"In Pedro Neves Marques’s atmospheric, sci-fi-tinged fiction set against the backdrop of a crisis-stricken São Paulo, a team of biologists attempt to thwart a viral outbreak through the use of genetically modified mosquitoes, while, in a parallel story, three lovers living in rural seclusion resist the reactionary politics of a newly appointed conservative government. Marques imagines an anxious present in which the promise of a better tomorrow relies on new conceptions of intimacy, identity, and reproduction."
- Projections, New York Film Festival, 2019.



Written and directed by Pedro Neves Marques
With Ana Flávia Cavalcanti, Alina Dorzbacher, Kelner Macedo, Luiz Felipe Lucas, Diogo Hayashi
Produced by Catarina de Sousa and Pedro Neves Marques
Director of Photography Marta Simões
Sound Recordings by Tales Manfrinato
Art Direction by Diogo Hayashi
Edited by Pedro Neves Marques
VFX by João Cáceres Costa
Sound Design and Mix by Pedro Góis
Color by Rita Lamas
Post-Production Studio Kino Sound Studio
Original Soundtrack, "A Mordida," by HAUT, 2019
With the kind support of Pérez Art Museum of Miami.
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