Irmã

Sisters in the End of the World
“Do you have this lipstick on to look pretty?” – “No, I have it so I can swallow the world.”

Mysterious images and an equally mysterious soundtrack underlay a journey from Porto Alegre to the south of Brazil. A journey full of wonders that will profoundly change the two sisters’ lives. Julia, the younger girl, has a vague inkling, whereas Ana knows for certain that nothing will be as it used to be. While the asteroid WF42 is heading towards the earth with a bursting tail of pink light, their terminally ill mother asks them to find their father. They challenge the rural idyll with their feminist energy. The landscape appears in an unknown light, wind comes up. With haunting songs, ghosts and fossils, the film blurs the border between external and internal reality.
by Luciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes
With Maria Galant, Anaís Grala Wegner, Felipe Kannenberg, Marina Mendo, Nicholas Perlin, Otávio Diello
Brazil 2020 Portuguese 88’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Maria Galant (Ana)
  • Anaís Grala Wegner (Julia)
  • Felipe Kannenberg (Carlos Tavares)
  • Marina Mendo (Irene)
  • Nicholas Perlin (Pedro)
  • Otávio Diello (Ernesto)

Crew

DirectorsLuciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes
ScreenplayLuciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes
CinematographyCarine Wallauer
EditingLuciana Mazeto
Sound DesignKevin Agnes
SoundKevin Agnes
Production DesignGabriela Burck
CostumesGabriela Burck
Assistant DirectorEduardo Piotroski
CastingJoão Pedro Madureira, Leandro Engelke
Production ManagerLeandro Engelke
ProducersJaqueline Beltrame, Leandro Engelke
Executive ProducerJaqueline Beltrame

Produced by

Pátio Vazio

Porto Alegre, Brazil

+55 51 996092687

www.patiovazio.com www.patiovazio.com

Jaqueline Beltrame Projetos Culturais

Porto Alegre, Brazil

+55 51 999490221

World sales

Elo Company

São Paulo, Brazil

+55 11 30213594

www.elocompany.com www.elocompany.com

Luciana Mazeto

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1981, she studied cinema at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Her short films made in collaboration with co-director Vinícius Lopes screened at film festivals including Rotterdam, Leipzig, Gramado and Montevideo. Irmã is their joint debut feature film. Mazeto is one of the founding partners of the Pátio Vazio production company. She also researches analogue filmmaking and is a member of the artist-run labs, LaborBerlin and Filmwerkplaats.

Filmography

2013 Three Mice 2014 Little Things 2015 Behind the Shadow 2018 Stone Engravings and the Three-Colored Chickenpox Tale 2020 Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Vinícius Lopes

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1985, he has a degree in audiovisual production from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Ana’s Farewell, his second feature film in collaboration with co-director Luciana Mazeto, is currently in post-production. He is one of the founding partners of the Pátio Vazio production company. Since 2016, he has been working as curator for Cine Esquema Novo, a festival for experimental films in Porto Alegre.

Filmography

2013 Three Mice 2014 Little Things 2015 Behind the Shadow 2018 Stone Engravings and the Three-Colored Chickenpox Tale 2020 Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020