Directed by Gabriel Abrantes • 2016 • Portugal
Starring Margarida Lucas, Amanda Rodarte, Gilda Nomacce
Taking Wittgenstein’s assertion that the most profound problems can only be discussed in the form of jokes as a starting point, OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS (“The Artificial Humors”) combines old-Hollywood aesthetics with documentary strategies to create a unique exploration of the anthropology of humor, indigenous identity, and artificial intelligence. The film follows a young girl from Brazil’s Xingu Indigenous Park to São Paulo, where she falls in love with a robot . . . who also happens to be a stand-up comedian.