As miçangas

The Beads | Perlen
Two young women retreat to a remote holiday home. While one of them undergoes a medical abortion, the other quietly cares for her. A snake slithers around them, unnoticed.
by Rafaela Camelo, Emanuel Lavor
with Pâmela Germano, Tícia Ferraz, Karine Teles
Brazil 2023 Portuguese 18’ Colour World premiere


  • Pâmela Germano (Pâmela)
  • Tícia Ferraz (Letícia)
  • Karine Teles (Mãe)


Directors Rafaela Camelo, Emanuel Lavor
Screenplay Emanuel Lavor
Cinematography Joanna Ramos
Editing Henrique Laterza
Music Letícia Fialho
Sound Design Evelyn Santos, Alexandre Martins
Sound Leonardo Kraus
Production Design Sarah Noda
Costumes Juliana Ramos
Make-Up Alexandra Vinagre
Assistant Director Júlia Rios
Production Manager Rafa Reche
Producer Daniela Marinho Martins
Executive Producer Heloísa Schons
Co-Producers Daniel Jaber, Rafaela Camelo, Emanuel Lavor, Catarina Acciolly, Letícia Ferreira da Fonseca
Co-Production Cardume Curtas Belo Horizonte
Apoteótica Cinematográfica Brasília
Stelios Produções Brasília
Relatar-se Brasília
Terra Cultural Brasília

Rafaela Camelo

The screenwriter and director was born in Brazil in 1985. Her short film O mistério da carne premiered at the 2019 Sundance Festival. In 2021, she participated in Talents Buenos Aires, a programme of Berlinale Talents. She is currently developing Blood of My Blood, her debut feature film. As miçangas is her third short film.


2011 A arte de andar pelas ruas de Brasília (The Art of Walking Through the Streets); short film 2019 O mistério da carne (Desires of the Flesh); short film 2023 As miçangas (The Beads); short film, co-director: Emanuel Lavor

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023

Emanuel Lavor

Born in Brazil in 1995, the filmmaker, actor and analogue photographer studied screenwriting at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in Cuba. His screenplay for his feature project The Jaguar was selected for the 13th Brasil Cine Mundi international co-production meeting where it won awards including the Official Jury Prize. As miçangas is his second short film.


2019 O pequeno chupa-dedo (Little Suck-a-Thumb); short film 2023 As miçangas (The Beads); short film, co-director: Rafaela Camelo

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023