V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Baronesa

V' 17

Baronesa

Juliana Antunes
Brasilien, 2017
Documentaries, 70min, OmeU

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Baronesa

Juliana Antunes
Brasilien, 2017
Documentaries, 70min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Andreia Pereira de Sousa
Leid Ferreira
Sound: 
Marcela Santos
Pedro Durães
Camera: 
Fernanda de Sena
Editor: 
Affonso Uchôa
Rita M. Pestana
Production: 
Ventura
Filmes de Plástico
World Sales: 
Filmes de Plástico
Format: 
DCP
Color

In BARONESA, two friends, Leid and Andreia, navigate perilous daily grind: Leid raises small children while her husband is in jail, and Andreia dreams of moving to a safer neighborhood, Baronesa, while she earns her living as a beauty stylist to the poor. Juliana Antunes, alongwith her all-women crew, spent five years embedded in the shantytown of Belo Horizonte, often living and sleeping in the same house as the womenshe filmed. BARONESA’s artistic economy runs deep, conjuring up max-imum magic on a shoestring budget, and never forgetting the grit of its subject. This is in large part to Antunes’s strong sense of storytelling, and to brilliant editing and Fernanda de Sena’s intimate cinematography, who bolsters the film’s depiction of the women’s love being as precious, but also as rough, as their lives.

In the presence of Juliana Antunes.

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