by Armando Praça
Brazil 2019, 97'
Stirred up by the loss of his friend and a new relationship, an elderly gay man finally starts to embrace who he is
Pedro, a 70-year-old gay nurse is taking care of Daniela, his ailing transgender friend. In order to find her a vacant hospital bed, he decides to help an arrested and wounded criminal to escape. While he is hiding Jean from the police, they find themselves in a power struggle that turns into affection. Their relationship does not only help Pedro to overcome his solitude, but also leads him to accept his true self.
Cast & Crew
Marco Nanini, Denise Weinberg, Demick Lopes, Gretta Sttar, Robério Diógenes
Segredo Filmes, Moçambique Audiovisual, Carnaval Filmes
World Premiere: Berlin IFF 2019 - Panorama
Guadalajara IFF 2019
Queergestreift FF 2019
BFI Flare: London LGBT FF 2019
Skopje Film Festival 2019
Pink Apple FF 2019
Kiev IFF Molodist 2019
Taipei FF 2019
Mix Milano 2019
Cineteca Nuevo León: International Queer Showcase - QMTY 2019
New Horizons IFF 2019
Jerusalem FF 2019
Special Mention & Premio Cielo Festival MIX - Mix Milano 2019
Armando Praça is a Brazilian sociologist and filmmaker born in 1978 in Aracati, Ceará. Has worked as assistant director, screenwriter and acting coach with renown filmmakers in Brazil such as Marcelo Gomes, Karim Ainouz, Márcia Faria, Sérgio Rezende, Halder Gomes and Rosemberg Cariry. His short and medium-length films include: A Mulher Biônica (exhibited at the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival), O Amor do Palhaço, Origem: Destino and Parque de Diversões. Will be releasing Greta, his first feature film, in 2019 while preparing to shoot his second entitled Fortaleza Hotel. He's also presently working on Ne Me Quitte Pas and Cachoeira do Descuido.