Two tales of migration between the city and the countryside. After devastating floods in her hometown, rural worker Joana moves to São Paulo to find her sister Tania who lives with her grandson Jaime. Joana struggles to thrive in this “working city”. Entering the world of precarious employment, she applies for a job at a cleaning company. There, Joana gradually bonds with her colleagues whose collective struggle for better working conditions brings new meaning to her life. Meanwhile, her deepening relationship with young Jaime reawakens memories of her missing son. In the second part of the film, following the death of her estranged father, Flavia moves to his farm with her wife Mara. The two women struggle to make a fresh start in the wilderness. Living in the abandoned house, Flavia discovers unknown aspects of her father’s life. The couple suffers a shock when facing the harsh realities of rural daily life. Flavia begins to suspect that there is something in the woods surrounding the house. Nature forces the couple to confront old memories and ghosts.
by Juliana Rojas
with Fernanda Vianna, Mirella Façanha, Bruna Linzmeyer, Kalleb Oliveira, Andrea Marquee
Brazil / Germany / France 2024 Portuguese, Subtitles: English 119' Colour World premiere


  • Fernanda Vianna (Joana)
  • Mirella Façanha (Flavia)
  • Bruna Linzmeyer (Mara)
  • Kalleb Oliveira (Jaime)
  • Andrea Marquee (Tânia)
  • Preta Ferreira (Ângela)
  • Marcos de Andrade (Celino)
  • Nilcéia Vicente (Dirce)


DirectorJuliana Rojas
ScreenplayJuliana Rojas
CinematographyCris Lyra, Alice Andrade Drummond
EditingCristina Amaral
MusicRita Zart
Sound DesignTiago Bello
SoundGabriela Cunha, Tales Manfrinato
Production DesignJuliana Lobo, Daniela Aldrovandi
CostumesGabriella Marra
Make-UpTati Chaves
CastingAlice Wolfenson
ProducersSara Silveira, Maria Ionescu
Executive ProducersÂngela Destro, Helena Botelho, Maria Ionescu
Co-ProducersClement Duboin, Ingmar Trost

Produced by

Dezenove Som e Imagens

São Paulo, Brazil

Sutor Kolonko

Köln, Germany

Good Fortune Films

Paris, France

World Sales

The Open Reel

Massafra, Italy

Juliana Rojas

The writer and director was born in Campinas, Brazil. Her solo work includes the award-winning short films O Duplo, which won a Special Mention at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, and The Passage of the Comet as well as the feature film Necropolis Symphony, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Collaborating with Marco Dutra, she wrote and directed the short films The White Sheet and A Stem and the feature films Hard Labor and Good Manners, the latter winning the Special Jury Award at the Locarno Film Festival.


2005 O Lençol Branco (The White Sheet); short film, co-director: Marco Dutra · Nenhuma Carta Para o Senhor Fernando (Mr. Fernando Has No Mail); short film 2007 Um Ramo (A Stem); short film, co-director: Marco Dutra 2008 Vestida (Dressed); short film 2011 Pra eu Dormir Tranquilo (To Sleep Quietly); short film · Trabalhar Cansa (Hard Labor); co-director: Marco Dutra 2012 O Duplo (Doppelgänger); short film 2013 Nascemos Hoje, Quando o Céu Estava Carregado de Ferro e Veneno (We Were Born Today, When the Sky Was Heavy with Iron and Poison); short film, co-director: Marco Dutra 2014 Sinfonia da Necrópole (Necropolis Symphony) 2017 A Passagem do Cometa (The Passage of the Comet) · As Boas Maneiras (Good Manners); co-director: Marco Dutra 2024 Cidade; Campo

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