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The First Death of Joana

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Title: The First Death of Joana (A Primeira Morte de Joana)
Direction: Cristiane Oliveira
Cast: Letícia Kacperski, Isabela Bressane, Joana Vieira, Lisa Gertum Becker, Emílio Speck, Pedro Nambuco
Production: Ancine
Distribution: Patra Spanou
Genre: Drama
Duration: 91’
Country: Brazil
Year: 2021
O.V. in Portuguese. Subtitles in Spanish

Festivals: Amsterdam (LGTBI), Athens, Berlin, Berlin (LGTBI), Bilbao (LGTBI), Bologna (LGTBI), Brussels (LGTBI), (Calella, Copenhague (LGTBI), Galway, Goa, Gramado (Brazil), New York (LGTBI), Miami & Fort Lauderdale (LGTBI), San José (USA, CineQuest), San Sebastián, São Paulo (LGTBI), Stockholm (youth cinema), Tubingen (Latin-American cinema), Valencia (youth cinema), Vermont

First showing in theatre in Barcelona

Late summer of 2007, South of Brazil. Joana, 13, wants to find out why her great-aunt Rosa died at 70 without ever having dated anyone. Encouraged by her friend Carolina, Joana starts an investigation about Rosa’s past. As she confronts the values of her community, Joana realizes that all the women in her family have a secret, while something hidden inside her also reveals. She plunges into her imagination to find answers while a large wind power plant is being built in their small town… Cristiane Oliveira gives us a sensitive and frank exploration of hidden loves and changing views of gender roles and sexuality, in a film that delves deeply the female, the desire, the repression inside a patriarchal social structure. A very beautiful film shaped with fierce poetry

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