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.
★★★★★ "Wickedly clever and cleverly wicked" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times