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2018 - 117'

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.

HARD PAINT is the second feature film by Matzembacher and Reolon. Developed through the Dutch fund Hubert Bals, it was produced with national Brazilian funding. In a successful premiere at the Berlin Festival at the Panorama show, HARD PAINT was awarded Best Film - Teddy Award and Best Film - C.I.C.A.E., in addition to an exceptional reception by the audience and critics.

The film was commercially released in dozens of countries, screened in more than one hundred festivals and won more than 35 awards at important events such as Rio Film Festival (Best Film, Screenplay, Actor and Supporting Actor), Chicago, Athens, Sidney, Guadalajara, among others. HARD PAINT was featured in several lists of best films of the year and best of the decade.


Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2018 - Teddy Award Best Feature Film
 Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2018 - Art Cinema Award - Best Film Panorama Section
 Guadalajara IFF 2018 - Premio Maguey for Best Film
 Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT FF 2018 - Best Narrative Film
 Lovers FF 2018 - Best Feature Film -  Ottavio Mai Award 

  Lovers FF 2018 - Best Feature Film - Young Jury Award
 Molodist Kyiv IFF 2018 - Special Mention - Sunny Bunny Competition
Outfest Los Angeles 2018 - Best International Narrative
Queer Lisboa 2018 - Special Mention
Chicago IFF 2018 - Special Mention (Out-Look Competition)
Rio de Janeiro IFF 2018 - Best Feature Film

Rio de Janeiro IFF 2018 - Best Script

Rio de Janeiro IFF 2018 - Best Supporting Actor (Bruno Fernandes)

Rio de Janeiro IFF 2018 - Best Actor (Shico Menegat)
Chéries-Chéris FF 2018 - Jury Award
QCinema IFF 2018 - RainbowQC Special Jury Prize
Merlinka International Queer FF 2018 - Best Feature Film
Ljubljana LGBT FF 2018 - Jury Award for Best Film
Centro Cultural International Oscar Niemeyer - LGBTIQ FF 2019 - Jury Prize

For Rainbow IFF 2018 - Best Script

For Rainbow IFF 2018 - Best Cinematography

For Rainbow IFF 2018 - Best Editing

For Rainbow IFF 2018 - Best Actor

For Rainbow IFF 2018 - Best Sound Design

São Paulo Association of Art Critics Award - Best Cinematography

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

For Rainbow IFF 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




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

DIRECTING - Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon

SCRIPT - Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon

PRODUCTION - Filipe Matzembacher, Jessica Luz and Marcio Reolon



EDITING - Germano de Oliveira

SOUND DESIGNER - Tiago Bello and Marcos Lopes


PRODUCTION COMPANIES - Besouro Filmes and Avante Filmes
WORLD SALES - M-Appeal Sales

hard paint | tinta bruta: Bem-vindo
hard paint | tinta bruta: Galeria
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