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At the French Institute:

SUN 09/06 ● 4pm
WED 12/06 ● 10pm

Title: Levante (Power Alley)
Direction: Lillah Halla
Cast: Ayomi Domenica, Loro Bardot, Grace Passô, Gláucia Vandeveld, Rômulo Braga, Larissa Siqueira
Production: Arissas
Distribution: Reverso Films
Genre: Drama
Duration: 99’
Country: Brazil, France, Uruguay
Year: 2023
O.V . in Portuguese. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Biarritz, Cannes, Copenhagen (LGTBI), Ecuador (feminist cinema), Hamburg, Havana (Latin American cinema), Huelva (Ibero-American cinema), Human Rights (different cities), Kerala, Lisbon and Estoril, London, Montreal (new cinema) , Palm Springs, Paris (LGTBI), FIPRESCI Award, Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam, São Paulo (LGTBI), Sydney (LGTBI), Tokyo, Valdivia

First showing in Barcelona

Promising Brazilian volleyball player Sofia, 17, is on the brink of a future-defining championship game for her in a gender-fluid volleyball team, for which she has worked tirelessly for. When she is faced with an unwanted pregnancy, Sofia is forced to seek help in a country where abortion is criminalized in most circumstances. She then becomes the target of a fundamentalist group determined to stop her at any cost – but luckily neither Sofia nor her boundlessly loving father and fiercely loyal teammates are willing to surrender to the blind fervor of the swarm.

Propelled by a pulsing electronic soundtrack and spirited performances by its cast, Power Alley articulately explores the issue of female reproductive rights in Brazil and shows the very real barriers to access abortion in this country. It also delivers a powerful message about true friendship and LGBTI solidarity in a situation many women and girls end up having to face alone.