(As Duas Irenes, Fabio Meira, Brazil, 2017, 89 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)
Q&A with director Fabio Meira
Presented as part of the ongoing series 'If You Can Screen it There: Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema.'
By chance, Brazilian teenager Irene (newcomer Priscila Bittencourt, in an assured performance) discovers that there is another 13-year-old Irene living in the same town. Curiously, she observes the confident, cheerful girl who lives alone with her mother. She is fascinated by this other world beyond the bounds of her own well-to-do and traditional family. This other Irene seems free. Soon the two girls, apparently so different from each other, are spending every day together, meeting up with boys in the cinema or going to the lake. When they start talking about their fathers, they notice that they have more in common than they had thought. Winner of the Best First Feature and Best Cinematography awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival, this debut feature by Fabio Meira is an exquisite mosaic that weaves a wonderfully delicate web around questions of identity, true friendship, and the first steps towards adulthood.
Monday, November 5, 7:15pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), New York City
Tickets are sold the same day of the show.
For more information visit: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/49892
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.