RULE 34 | REGRA 34
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Saturday, Sept 16 at 6:30 PM
With lead actor Sol Miranda in attendance!!
Preceded by the short film Clouds by Dora Prieto.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Rule 34 was originally programmed as the Opening Night Film, however, the travel visa for Special Guest Sol Miranda was delayed, so the screening was postponed to Saturday, Sept 16. Update: Sol Miranda has arrived in Vancouver!!
Director: Júlia Murat
Brazil | 2022 | Portuguese with English subtitles | 100 min | Restricted 18+
Content Warning: Contains graphic scenes of a sexual nature, discussion of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and depictions of BDSM.
Sliding Scale Tickets:
$13 / $15 / $18 / $21
Presented with the support of the Consulate General of Brazil in Vancouver.
Of everything that exists, there is also a pornographic variant on the Internet. This is Rule 34. During the day, 23-year-old law student Simone (Sol Miranda) rigorously discusses the role of women in Brazilian society. She works at a centre for victims of domestic violence and researches the causes of racism and feminicide. At night, she performs in front of her webcam in a sex chat room and ventures into even more precarious practices as the lines between body empowerment and self-harm, social responsibility and personal pleasure blur. A challenging, uncomfortable, and exhilarating exploration of the murky boundaries between politics and the pursuit of pleasure.
Winner of the Golden Leopard, the top honour at the Locarno Film Festival, Rule 34 is a scalding hot and assuredly feminist investigation of the crowded intersection of sexuality, gender, race, and politics in contemporary Brazil.
— Frameline Film Festival
(Rio de Janeiro, 1979). Júlia Murat studied graphic design at the Rio de Janeiro University and screenwriting at the Darcy Ribeiro Film School. She has made numerous short films, experimental videos, and multimedia installations. Her first fiction film Found Memories (Histórias que só existem quando lembradas, 2011), premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was selected for more than 80 festivals around the world, winning 39 international awards. Some of her other works include the documentary Dia dos Pais (2008) and the feature film Pendular (2017). Her latest feature Rule 34 (2022) won the top prize at the Locarno International Film Festival.