Berlinale: Programme

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Generation Kplus

As duas Irenes

Two Irenes

Zweimal Irene

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‘Irene, since when do you know?’ · ‘About my dad?’ · ‘Yes.’ · ‘Since a little while. But my mum doesn’t know that I know.’

By chance, Irene discovers that there is another 13-year-old Irene living in the same town. Curiously, she observes the confident, cheerful girl who lives alone with her mother. She is fascinated by this other world beyond the bounds of her own well-to-do and traditional family. This other Irene seems free. Soon the two girls, apparently so different from each other, are spending every day together, meeting up with boys in the cinema or going to the lake. When they start talking about their fathers, they notice that they have more in common than they had thought. An exquisite mosaic that weaves a wonderfully delicate web of identity questions, true friendship and the first steps towards adulthood.

Fabio Meira

Brazil 2017


89’ · Colour

recommendation: 12 years and up


Priscila Bittencourt (Irene de Mirinha)
Isabela Torres (Irene de Neuza)
Marco Ricca (Tonico)
Inês Peixoto (Neuza)
Susana Ribeiro (Mirinha)
Teuda Bara (Madalena)
Maju Souza (Solange)
Ana Reston (Cora)
Marcela Moura (Doroti)


Written and Directed by
Fabio Meira
Daniela Cajías
Virginia Flores
Edson Secco
Sound Design
Ruben Valdés
Ruben Valdés
Production Design
Fernanda Carlucci
Anne Cerutti
Marcos Freire
Simone Caetano
Assistant Director
Alice Gomez
Production Manager
Carolina Sganzerla
Line Producer
Diana Almeida, Rachel Braga
Diana Almeida, Fabio Meira
Balacobaco Filmes, Goiás


Fabio Meira

Born in Goiânia, Brazil in 1979, he began working in the film industry as assistant director to Ruy Guerra who has won two Silver Bears at the Berlinale. Fabio Meiro studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in Cuba and directed numerous short and medium-length films. As duas Irenes (Two Irenes) is his debut feature film as director.

Filmography (selection)

2004 Dolores; short film 2008 Atlântico; short film 2013 Novembro (November); short film 2017 As Duas Irenes (Two Irenes)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

Lacuna Filmes

Roseira Filmes

World Sales

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