Brazil / South Africa / 2018 / Portuguese with Spanish and English subtitles / 89 min
Cris Azzi, Elias Ribeiro, Cair Painsegrow
Eduarda Fernandes, Ana Clara Ligeiro, Lira Ribas, Matheus Soriedem, Hewrison Ken, Manu Maria, Guto Borges, Will Soares
From the moment the credits begin to roll, we sense something is about to happen, but we don’t know what or much less why. Luana seems concerned over some social media messages and makes a video for her mother in which she appears to be making a plea for help. It is the beginning of the school year and Emilia is the new girl in Luana’s class. The two immediately connect and soon become good friends and accomplices as they try out new experiences together. Parties, discovering their bodies, games that slowly eat away at their innocence… It is all an attempt to reaffirm their own identity and when push comes to shove, there are only two possible alternatives open to Luana: carry on being a shy, fragile girl or become the empowered, rebellious one she hides within. A compelling film about the role of social media during the tumultuous teenage years.
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Cris Azzi firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer and director. He began working in the film industry as an Assistant Director. Cris collaborated with directors such as Karim Ainouz and Paul Leduc. His directorial debut was the documentary Sumidouro (2007). His second documentary Dia do Galo (2015), was the winner of the audience award in 2015 at Tiradentes Film Festival.