WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 2018
Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM, Film begins at sundown
Directed by Gustavo Pizzi; 2018, 95 mins.
Programmed by Rooftop Films.
Irene lives in a crumbling house in the outskirts of Rio with her husband and her four sons. Her teenage son Fernando is a local handball star and when he’s scouted to play professionally in Germany, the family has only a few weeks to ready his departure and say goodbye. Fernando’s leaving is a shock and a big change in Irene’s life but also a chance to see herself as a woman again and not just as a mother. Irene gets her high-school diploma, finds a new job and pushes forward with plans for a new family home. As she flourishes, things begin to look up for her family as well. Irene understands that while some things come to an end, new things start and the future is bright as long as they stick together.
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