Two tales of migration between city and countryside.
After a tailings dam disaster floods her hometown, rural worker Joana moves to São Paulo to find her sister Tania, who lives with her grandson Jaime. While developing an emotional bond with the boy, Joana struggles to thrive in the “working city”.
After the death of her estranged father, Flavia moves to his farm with her wife Mara. Nature forces the two women to face frustrations, old memories and ghosts.
Cidade; Campo is a sensorial and non-naturalistic journey about personal losses and adapting to new environments. An atmosphere on the edge of reality and fantasy will represent these characters' peculiar relationships with the places they migrate to. These existential journeys contrast with Brazil’s complex socio-political reality.
Director: Juliana Rojas
Producers: Autentika Films (Germany), Dezenove Som e Imagens (Brazil), Good Fortune Films (France)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
World sales: tbc
Funded in the WCF jury meeting in November 2019
Funding amount: 30.000 €