Discover 5 highlights from the 43rd International Film Festival in São Paulo

Discover 5 highlights from the 43rd International Film Festival in São Paulo

Discover 5 highlights from the 43rd International Film Festival in São Paulo
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Between 17 and 30 October, the 43rd International Film Festival in São Paulo. Among the successes shown, Pandora Filmes has great highlights in distribution.

Discover 5 highlights of the 43rd International Film Festival in São Paulo:


Official synopsis: Letícia, the newly separated daughter, blames herself for having distanced herself from her mother in ten years away from home; Heliana, the mother, is facing a serious depressive crisis that started after the decision to place her mother, Carmelita, in a retirement home. In the construction of spaces of affection between these women, CASA questions what is sanity, what is memory, what is feminine, what is loneliness, what is family, what is home.

Whose Bra is it?

Official synopsis: The train driver, Nurlan, is going to Baku (Azerbaijan) for the last time before retiring. Upon arriving in the city, his train runs into a clothesline and knocks down a blue bra. To escape his lonely existence, Nurlan embarks on one of the most adventurous journeys of his life: finding the owner of such an intimate piece.


Official synopsis: Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18-year-old student with a passion for fashion design, refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War prevent her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new prohibitions imposed by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by presenting a fashion show.


Official synopsis: All four members of the Ki-taek family are unemployed, but a work of chance causes the teenage son to start teaching private English classes to the rich Park family. Fascinated by the luxurious lifestyle, the four devise a plan to infiltrate the affairs of the bourgeois house. It is the beginning of a series of uncontrollable events from which no one will escape unscathed.

Poets of Heaven

Official synopsis: Through a journey through the world of pyrotechnics, Poetas do Céu shows us the most relevant creators of this art in their creative and emotional process, portrays the passion and emotion that these artists bring together, while we discover some of the main festivals linked to this art. The film unconsciously transports us to a reflection on life, one where the sky resembles a cinema screen and where the fireworks become their images. Then, everything disappears, but remains in memory.

All films shown in advance at the Mostra de Cinema will arrive in Brazilian cinemas by the second half of 2020.