In the heavily populated city of São Paulo, Brazil, a young architect discovers a clandestine cemetery while walking through the worksite of his first important project. As terrible memories float back, he must struggle with his conscience and question his own heritage.
Writer-director Gregorio Graziosi uses stark cinematography and dense soundscapes to give palpable presence to the city of Sao Paulo in this technically striking debut feature about a man compelled to uncover the shadowy truth about his origins.
Gorgeously shot in black and white, OBRA atmospherically depicts the seemingly endless metropolis of Sao Paulo. Precise, austere camerawork portrays the haphazard cityscape in which the view from one building is often the wall of another.