The Brazilian filmmaker Gregorio Graziosi was born in 1983, and graduated in Fine Arts and Film Studies at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, in São Paulo, Brazil and had his first feature film Obra exhibited in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, a distinguished international platform for nascent directors. He has also taken part in the Cinéfondation in Cannes, an organisation that lends its support to the new generations of filmmakers.
Resistance and endurance are recurring themes in Graziosi’s work. In Tinnitus, Marina is responding to stress and pressure. In his previous short movie, Saba, an old couple in São Paulo refuse to move out when all neighbouring houses are being demolished. The same idea is in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius, in the Official Competition of Cannes 2016. For Graziosi, “It may seem strange to talk about resistance in this context. You can resist regimes, injustice, but you can’t resist a city you live in.”