Back
See the trailer

BRAZIL , Portugal , Mozambique | 115 minutes | 2020

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

How do you make a film in a country grappling with a loss of language and identity? This is the quest facing Fernando, a penniless Brazilian director haunted by his grandfather’s tragic fate and pursued by a spirit from Mozambique. Unable to produce his film but still hoping to hit the big time, Fernando sets off for Mozambique and Portugal. The journey, dangerous, unpredictable and fantastical, becomes a rite of passage where he must confront his origins and those of his country. Felipe Bragança delivers a work of great imagination, provocative, luminous and essential.

In collaboration with the Montreal Brazilian Film Festival

Rotterdam Film Festival

Programs

Watch the film online

En ligne / Online

Felipe Bragança

No biography

ESCAPE OF THE MONKEY WOMAN* - 82 min - 2009 - WP in Locarno Filmmakers
of the Present Competition
THE JOY* - 100 min - 2010 - WP in Cannes` Quinzaine 2010
ESCAPE FROM MY EYES - 35 min - WP in Berlinale Forum 2015
DON`T SWALLOW MY HEART ALLIGATOR, GIRL! - 106 min - 2017 - WP in
Sundance Competition 2017 / EP in Berlinale Generation 2017
BRING ME THE HEAD OF CARMEN M.** - 60 min - 2019 - WP in IFF Rotterdam
Bright Future Mid-Length Section
*co-directed by Marina Meliande
**co-directed by Catarina Wallenstein

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Felipe Bragança, João Nicolau
  • Producer Marina Meliande, Luis Urbano
  • Cast Higor Campagnaro, Catarina Wallenstein, Isabél Zuaa

recommended movies

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

DROWSY CITY

O.V. Vietnamese | st English

Tao, a taciturn young man who slaughters chickens for a living, spends most of his days in an abandoned building with only the birds for company. His...

VIETNAM | 74 minutes | 2019

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

LA HIJA DE UN LADRÓN

O.V. Spanish | st French or english

After leaving one job, single mom Sara, barely 20, is already looking for another. Living in social housing, she lurches between the demands of her baby...

SPAIN | 83 minutes | 2019

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL

APPLES

O.V. Greek | st English

A passion for apples: this ultimately insignificant detail is all that remains of Aris’s former life after his memory is inexplicably and irretrievably...

GREECE, POLAND, SLOVENIA | 90 minutes | 2020

x Close

Our newsletter

Stay connected

Sign-up for our newsletter to get all the latest Festival news!

Please fill this field Invalid first name
Please fill this field Invalid last name
Please fill this field Invalid email
Send You'll receive an email soon to confirm your subscription to our newsletter You are already subscribed to the newsletter

To learn more about our privacy policy, click here