With writer/editor Karen Sztajnberg in person
Dir. Fellipe Barbosa. 2014, 114mins. DCP. In Portuguese with English subtitles. With Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, and Thales Cavalcanti. Seventeen-year-old Jean strives to escape his privileged life within Rio’s social elite. Though Barbosa’s beautifully written feature debut is very personal, telling the story of his family’s spiral into bankruptcy, it also boldly explores class difference and racism, an urgent though still new conversation in Brazil today.
Major support provided by Ford Foundation with additional support from Con Edison.