Director: Kleber Mendonc̀§a Filho

Cast: Irandhir Santos, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings

Brazil 2013 | 131mins

Avaliable on: DVD

Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in present day suburb of Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighbour's dog.

A slice of 'Braziliana', Neighbouring Sounds is a mesmerising reflection on history, violence and noise from film critic turned director Kleber Mendonça Filho. Taking a broad, diverse set of strikingly realistic characters, Filho paints a rich portrait of a community connected and engulfed by fear, desire and the incessant murmur of modern life.

A beautifully subtle, fiercely intelligent and utterly engrossing snapshot of present-day Brazil, it marks its director as one of the most thrilling new voices in contemporary world cinema.