"The film shots have great beauty and plasticity.
They have everything to do with painting and body expression."
(Virginia Flores, Brazilian Filmmaker)

Category: fiction
(Color - NTSC/2003 - HD/2016 - 12 min. - Brazil)

Synopsis: Illuminations tells a story about two dancers who experience their bodies in a process of creation, while a painter is in existential and artistic conflict.  Under an Impressionist photography, painting and dance lie in the unconsciousness of the characters, who come alive in a poetic narrative, enriched with poems by Fernando Pessoa.

Notice: This is an experimental film with educational purposes only and no commercial value in any way.

Production: Goulart Filmes
Producers: Yves Goulart and Marcelo Nigri
Director and screenwriter: Yves Goulart
Assistant director: Thiago Magalhães
Cinematography: Yves Goulart
Cameras: Yves Goulart and Thiago Magalhães
Editing: Antonia Gama and Telma Cunha
Choreographers and dancers: João Paulo Gross and Marcelo Nigri
Actor and painter: Alexandre Rudáh
Music: Felipe Rocha and Tito Carlos
Art designer: Luciane Nardi
Translation: Marcelo Nigri and Dermival Furtado Costa

Special Screenings

  • Brazilian Endowment for the Arts – Goulart’s Films (New York, May 2008);
  • Brazilian-American Cultural Institute (BACI) – Goulart’s Films (Washington, DC, January 2008);
  • Cena Rio – Partnerships (Rio de Janeiro, December 2004).


  • Brazilian Cutting Edge Festival (London, April 2006);
  • Brazilian View Film Fest (London, October 2005);
  • MOVE Videodance Festival (Rio de Janeiro, October 2004);
  • 9th Brazilian University Film Festival – Competitive Showing (Rio de Janeiro, June 2004).


  • UTV – Gama Filmes (Rio de Janeiro, June 2004).