Rafael Urban | 12 min | Brazil | 2012
An old woman attends classes of digital photography and editing. It is not a late hobby, but a project undertaken with a clear aim in mind. The woman wants to be able to preserve the memory of her deceased husband Guido, the biggest private collector of fossils in Latin America.
“Dinosaur Eggs in the Living Room is a gripping story about love, fidelity, ageing and loss – themes which are generally so difficult to honour within the constriction of short film. In this documentary, the distinction between the filmmaker and the subject of his film is a delicious mystery. An extraordinary woman creates a portrait of her extraordinary man and the life they shared, through thick and thin, across many lands and many decades.”
Production Credits: DINOSAUR EGGS IN THE LIVING ROOM | A film by RAFAEL URBAN | with RAGNHILD BORGOMANERO | executive producers ANA PAULA MÁLAGA and RAFAEL URBAN | assistant director HENRIQUE RIBEIRO | production coordinator ANA PAULA MÁLAGA | director of photography EDUARDO BAGGIO | assistant photographer JOÃO CASTELO BRANCO | editor ANA LESNOVSKI | colorist EDUARDO BAGGIO | boom operator ROBERTINHO DE OLIVEIRA | sound editor ALEXANDRE ROGOSKI | art and costume director MARIA ANDRADE | makeup artist ANDRÉA TRISTÃO | graphic designer MARIA ANDRADE | press agent RODRIGO DUARTE | 2011 | a TU I TAM FILMES production | distribution MORO FILMES | www.ovosdedinossauro.com | www.morofilmes.com
Rafael Urban has directed five short films. Dinosaur Eggs in the Living Room has been awarded Best Film of the International Competition at the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival (2012). His films were shown in festivals such as Rotterdam, IndieLisboa, Hamburg, Videobrasil, Toulouse, Barcelona, Uppsala, Dei Popoli and Documenta Madrid. Rafael has written articles as a journalist for several Brazilian newspapers and magazines such as piauí, Gazeta do Povo and Galileu. He coordinates the project Ficção Viva II, which runs workshops with accomplished filmmakers in Brazil. Alongside João Castelo Branco he directs the producing company Tu i Tam Filmes, based in Curitiba.