The Places Where We Lived 2013

Bernardo Britto

This animated film definitely has at least one of these three things: boobs, people talking about 2012, a man dressed up as a watermelon. It's not that serious, but it kind of is. It takes place in Weston and beyond.

Bernardo Britto created this film for Borscht 8


SXSW Film Festival, 2013


"[A]n animation that employs live-action and archival footage of industrial demolition to relay the history of Britto’s home and [its] sale with his signature brand of subversive paranoia." - Filmmaker Magazine

"I loved Bernardo Britto’s Places Where We Lived, a textured gentrification rant with an offbeat, heartfelt core." - Hammer to Nail


SXSW Film Festival, 2013
AFI Film Festival, 2013 (Winner, Animation Jury Award)
Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2014
Portland Film Festival, 2014
Maryland Film Festival, 2013
New Orleans Film Festival, 2013
IFP Center, 2015
Winterthur Film Festival
Little Rock Film Festival, 2013
Indie Grits Film Festival, 2013
Southside Film Festival, 2013
Port Townsend Film Festival, 2013
Sidewalk Film Festival, 2013
Chicago Film Festival, 2013
Brooklyn Film Festival, 2013


Borscht Corp presents

Places Where We Lived

a film by Bernardo Britto

writer/director: Bernardo Britto

producers: Brett Potter, Benjamin Cohen, Lucas Leyva, James Benson

executive producers: Dean Marcial, Grant Curatola

narrator: Ben Sperling

the woman: Alexa Haas

the mother: Elissa Aron

the waitress: Rebecca O’Keefe

the silhouetted man: EfrΓ©n HernΓ‘ndez

the new yorker: Ben Cohen

the japanese man: Koji Hosokawa

backgrounds and additional art: Alexa Haas

sound recording/live action cinematography: Martin Anderson

demolition footage by: Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp. Tulsa, OK

commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2013 Miami, FL, USA

Made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation