Barred from attending her religious service, Mel does not give up professing her faith. Every night, she prepares posters and takes them to the church door, waiting for the day she will be able to walk inside again. Over the span of a far-right government and the hardships of an unforeseen pandemic, the documentary follows the transsexual hairdresser’s struggle to assert her constitutional right to religious freedom. A poignant portrait of a character and a country in its far from ordinary complexities. (C.M.)
Suellen Vasconcelos, Tati Franklin
Suellen Vasconcelos and Tati Frankli are founders of the independent film company Filme Frito, in Espírito Santo, Brazil. They work in the fields of directing, photography, editing, and direct sound. They have directed several videos and short films awarded at national and international festivals. "Toda Noite Estarei Lá" is their first feature film.