When 11-year-old Ana travels to her grandmother’s funeral in a town in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, strange things begin to happen. Next to her family’s house lies a forest, and within it a magical world inhabited by ghosts, wolves, and all sorts of fantastic beings. In the course of a carnival holiday, a family mystery linking her grandmother and her mother must be unraveled through intuition and courage. Only then will the wounds of the past be healed to re-enchant the present. (C. I.)
Luciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes
Luciana Mazeto and Vinícius Lopes are directors and screenwriters based in Porto Alegre. Their films have been selected at festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam, São Paulo, Gramado, Tiradentes, and Havana. Their first feature film, "Irmã", had its world premiere at the 70th Berlinale. Their latest short film, "Urban Solutions", had its world premiere at the competition section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was awarded best short film at Cinéma du Réel, both in 2022. They are founding partners of Pátio Vazio.
45º Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo