BFI London Film Fest

Eryk Rocha – Burning Night #LFF2019

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An impressive film on the life of a night taxi driver in Rio de Janeiro, where contraddictions arise and the ever changing world shows its face.

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6 min. and 25 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Eryk Rocha, director of the film Burning Night.

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Eryk Rocha has his first fiction film after a career in documentaries. He does not see a difference in storytelling or importance in the two genre, he actually does not see the genre specification. He has a strong and clear view and cinema is his tool to tell it.

Burning Night: Down on his luck and recently divorced, Paulo (Boliveira) has begun driving a cab around Rio, hoping he’ll make enough to send his ex money to support their ten-year-old son. He mostly works nights, so in addition to his encounters with a colourful variety of customers, colleagues, cops and others, he must cope with loneliness, fatigue and new faces in his life.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Eryk Rocha
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Burning Night
  • Festival section
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