Official Selection


Drama, Thriller, Social Issues
World Premiere

Dead Volume

Summutatud hääl
Volume Morto
Director: Kauê Telloli
Country: Brazil
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:20
Language: Portuguese
Producer: Gabriel Alvim, Kauê Telloli, Bruno Autran
Screenwriter: Kauê Telloli
DoP: Kaue Zilli
Editor: Leonardo Gusmão, Bruno Autran
Music: Hefty
Cast: Fernanda Vasconcelos, Julia Rabello, Daniel Infantini,  Fernanda Viacava


Without permission and support from the school, a young teacher (Fernanda Vasconcellos) seeks to understand the strange behavior of Gustavo - a silent boy who is only 7 years old, nicknamed by the other children “Dead Volume”. However, the boy's parents (played by Julia Rabello and Daniel Infantini) claim that Gustavo's behavior at home is completely different from the one described by the teacher. The parents decide to conduct an investigation on their own, putting the teacher’s job at risk.

The young teacher tries to calm down the parents and prevent a scandal from spreading in school. Nevertheless she ends up increasing the distrust of the parents, turning her into the main suspect, and making the puzzle even more unsolvable.

The film is a good example that a good thriller can be done without many resources. The action takes place mainly in the classroom. Great screenwriting, acting, directing were enough to create a compelling story with several twists.

Antonio Bordallo


Kauê Telloli wrote and directed two feature-length films: “Eu nunca” produced with only €4.000,00 and won the second place of the Feature-length Films in São Paulo nominated by SPCine in 2015-2016; and “Volume Morto”. In 2018 he was in the script team for the TV series “Rio Heroes” and “Antes da Tempestade”. Telloli has more than ten years of experience in audiovisual sector, at different creative areas. He was the winner of ‘Best Actor’ Award in Gramado Festival (the biggest in Brazil) and had works exhibited all around the world.
Director's filmography: Eu nunca (I Never, 2016),Volume Morto (Dead Volume, 2019)
  • Kauê Telloli

    Tue, November 26, 2019


    Coca-Cola Plaza, iSense Saal, Tallinn

    Screening code: 120102
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Q&A guests: Kauê Telloli, Marcela Baliego Ferraz, Kaue Zilli
    Screening duration: 01:50
    Language: Portuguese

    Fri, November 29, 2019


    Elektriteater, Tartu

    Screening code: 151803
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 01:20
    Language: Portuguese

    Sun, December 1, 2019


    Kino Artis, Saal 1, Tallinn

    Screening code: 171502
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 01:20
    Language: Portuguese






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