In an apparent retreat from the Brazilian reality of the 1970s, affluent upper-class men meet to embody women in fantasies of luxury and exuberance. But the House of Izabel hides much more than the secret whims and desires of its guests. Featuring notable figures from Paraná’s art scene, the most recent collaboration between the duo Gil Baroni and Luiz Bertazzo (from “Alice Júnior”) envelops us in a plot of growing suspense and tension, which confronts Brazil’s dictatorial past through a sharp queer gaze. (C.M.)
Gil Baroni is a director, producer, screenwriter, and partner at the production company Beija Flor Filmes. His films address issues related to the LGBTQIAP+ universe, highlighting the award-winning feature film "Alice Júnior'' (2019), which had its international premiere at the Generation Section of the 70th Berlin Film Festival, in addition to being selected to renowned film festivals in Brazil, among which the 52nd Brasília Film Festival. The film has won over 25 awards and is currently available on Netflix.
26º Cine PE – Festival do Audiovisual
Frameline 47 – San Francisco Internacional LGBTQ+ Film Festival