So Hard to Forget
by Malu de Martino
Brasil 2010, 100 min
In love, you can‘t win unless you learn how to lose
After the breakup with her enigmatic girlfriend Antonia, 35-year-old English Literature teacher Julia is thrown into a desperate, painful situation. Her life and values have been tinged with unbearable melancholy and her thoughts seem to be reduced to out-of-focus fragments of her memories. Her inner turmoil complicates the readaption to a new life. But throughout this process, she finds new friends like Helena who also struggles with the experience of loss in her live. Julia immediately feels attracted to her. Sharing the same experience of pain and solicitude the two women get closer...
World Premiere: Rio de Janeiro IFF 2010
International Premiere: La Habana LAFF 2010
Cast & Crew
Ana Paula Arosio, Murilo Rosa, Arieta Corrêa, Natália Lage, Bianca Comparato
Production: EH! Filmes
Malu de Martino
Malu De Martino has graduated in Communication at the Hélio Alonso University in 1979. In 1983 and 1984 she has studied at the Global Village New School / NY (Advanced Intensive Video), in Downtown Community Television Center / NY (Editing), in Young Filmakers, Video Arts / NY (Lighting for Film and Video) and at New School TV Academy / NY (Videotape Post-Production).
Since then she has directed several cultural, institutional and documentary videos. In 2001 she directed the 34' documentary film "Ismael & Adalgisa", which has received awards of Best Film by critics and popular jury at the Cuiabá Film Festival (2003), Best Photography at the Recife Film Festival (2002) and Best Art Direction at the Vitória Film Festival(2002).