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International Premiere

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

Bright Future Competition

January // 2019

Brazilian Premiere

OLHAR DE CINEMA - CURITIBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Competition // Audience Award

June // 2018

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Synopsis //

 

Fabiana, a trans woman, lives as a nomadic truck driver all across Brazil for more than thirty years. Now she is approaching retirement and should leave behind her adventures on the road.

Country: Brazil // Roads of Goiás, Tocantins, Pará, Bahia, Pernambuco, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo.
Running time: 89 min

Genre: documentary // road movie

Year: 2018

A B O U T   T H E   F I L M

“As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
[...]
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.

Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.

Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.

Without her you would not have set out.

She has nothing left to give you now.”


“Ithaka”, by Konstantinos Kaváfis*

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Director's Statement //

I found this poem years after my first hitchhiking trips, during the making of my first feature-film, the documentary- road movie Fabiana. It translates, at the same time, the experience of hitchhiking, the protagonist’s life, and the process of making a road movie.


In 2006, I migrated from Goiânia to São Paulo, when I started with my hitchhiking trips, wanting to also know the roads that took me to my destinations. Each car or truck that stopped for me was a new universe of personal stories, which paired with the landscapes passing by the window during the journey. With these stories, it would be possible to put together some sort of oral and sentimental cartography of the places we went through.

Many of those who stopped to offer me a ride were truck drivers, all men. In general, they give rides to be able to talk, to ward off solitude and to make time feel less sluggish. Nevertheless, in one of these times, when I hitched for a ride, in 2012, a woman, driving a big truck, stopped: it was her, Fabiana. We went from São Paulo to Brasília in a two-day haul. Along the way, she told me many of the stories she had lived on the road. With her thick accent from the interior of Goiás, she reminded me of the Goianian storytellers that prose about the simple things of the everyday life.

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* C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited by George Savidis. Revised Edition. Princeton University Press, 1992

F E S T I V A L S

 
 
 
 

Other screenings:

JANUARY // 2020

Mostra Visibilidade - São Paulo - Brazil

January 30th // 21:00 // CINESESC

DECEMBER // 2019

This Human World - Vienna Austria // Up and Coming Competition

CINECIPÓ - Belo Horizonte - Brazil

Mostra Cinema Brasileiro em Cartaz - Belo Horizonte - Brazil

NOVEMBER // 2019

Mostra Sesc de Cinema - Brazil // Panorama Brasil Competition

II Festival do Filme Etnográfico do Pará - Brazil // Competition // Jean Rouch Award

Mostra DOCSP - São Paulo - Brazil

Fringe! Queer Film & Art Fest - London, England

Exground - Wiesbaden and Frankfurt, Germany // Focus Brazil

Festival Cabíria - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

SEPTEMBER // 2019

San Francisco Latino Film Festival - US // Keeping it Kweer Section

Visões Periféricas - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil // Panoramica Competition // Best Film Award

AUGUST // 2019

MICGénero - Ciudad de Mexico // Cuir/Queer Section

JUNE // 2019

Espacio Queer - La Plata, Argentina // International Competition

TLVFest - Tel Aviv, Israel  // Documentary Competition // Best Documentary Film Award

MAY // 2019

IndieLisboa - Portugal // Section Brasil em Transe

Cine Jardim - PE - Brazil // Competition // Special Jury Award

DIGO Festival - GO - Brazil // Competition

InsideOut Film Festival - Toronto, Canada // International Showcase

MARCH // 2019

Festival de Málaga - Spain // Documentary Competition

JANUARY // 2019

INTERNACIONAL PREMIERE

Film Festival Rotterdam - Netherlands // Bright Future Competition

NOVEMBER // 2018

Ela na Tela Festival - Porto Alegre - Brazil // Opening film

Panorama Int'l Coisa de Cinema Festival - Bahia - Brazil 

     // Cachoeira Competition // Best Film Award

     // Panorama Brasil - Salvador

Mix Brasil Festival - São Paulo - Brazil // Panorama Brasil

For Rainbow Festival - Fortaleza - Brazil // Competition // Best Documentary Award

Mostra de Cinema de Gostoso - São Miguel do Gostoso - Brazil // Competition

Comunicurtas UEPB - Campina Grande - Brazil // Competition // Best Film, Direction, Edition, and Photography Award

DECEMBER // 2018

Imagem-Movimento Festival - Macapá

OCTOBER // 2018

São Luis Int'l Film Festival - Brazil // Olhar de Cinema Section

3 Margens Festival - Foz do Iguaçu - Brazil // Opening Film

São Paulo Int'l Film Festival - Brazil // Mostra Brasil


 

SEPTEMBER // 2018

Brasilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema - Brazil // Festival of Festivals Section


 

JUNE // 2018

WORLD AND BRAZILIAN PREMIERE

Olhar de Cinema Curitiba Int'l Filme Festival - Brazil // Competition // Audience Award 

N E W S

 
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M A I N   T E A M

Cast
Fabiana Camila Ferreira
Priscila Cardoso
  
Direction, Script,
Photography, and sound recording

Brunna Laboissière
 
Editor
Bruna Carvalho Almeida
 
Assistant Editor
Brunna Laboissière

Production Coordinator
Brunna Laboissière 
 
Production
Brunna Laboissière
Fernando Pereira dos Santos

Executive Production
Brunna Laboissière
Fernanda Lomba
Fernando Pereira dos Santos

Assistant Producer
Fábio Alcamino

Screenplay and editing consultants

Lia Kulakauskas

Maria Clara Escobar

Transfeminism Consultant
Helena Vieira 
 
Consultants from Ateliers Varan in a Documentary Project Lab, 2015
Adriana Komives
Catalina Villar
Daniele Incalcaterra

Consultant in the Rough Cut Lab do DocSP, 2017
Claire Atherton 

Sound Designer
Caio Gox 

Mix 5.1
Caetano Cotrim

Color grading
Marina Franzolim 

Visual Art
Guilherme Minoti

Brunna Laboissière

Research
Brunna Laboissière
Eloy San Carlo
Fábio Alcamino

 
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C O N T A C T

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