Ruiz (Romulo Braga) and L. (Clara Choveaux) are members of a suicidal, nihilistic group that operates underground in a city consumed by chaos and violence. L. believes that destruction can help them navigate the ruins, while Ruiz’s passionate love for L. is the only thing that keeps him alive. The third feature by filmmaker, critic, and visual artist Tiago Mata Machado, The Sleepwalkers is a fragmented post-apocalyptic portrait set in a dystopian present where art and politics have reached a point of no return.

Playing as part of Veredas: A Generation of Brazilian Filmmakers, December 6-11. See showtimes & get tickets.