Cine Latino: Two Irenes
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Child (12 & Under):$5.00
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Film Info
Original Title:As Duas Irenes
Program:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Cine Latino Encores
Tags:Coming-of-Age
Drama
Release Year:2017
Runtime:89 min
Country:Brazil
Language:Portuguese
Print Source:True Colours
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMkcei9ADQA
Cast/Crew
Director:Fabio Meira
Producer:Diana Almeida
Rachel Braga
Cinematographer:Daniela Cajías
Screenwriter:Fabio Meira
Editor:Virginia Flores
Composer:Edson Secco
Principal Cast:Priscilla Bittencourt
Isabela Torres
Marco Ricca
Susana Ribeiro
Description
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A shy, withdrawn slip of a girl, 13 year-old Irene (newcomer Priscila Bittencourt, in an assured performance) finds herself invisible to the world around her, ignored by boys and glossed over by her family in favor of her beautiful older sister Solange (Madu Souza.) Irene’s only comfort are stories told by the family’s earthy housekeeper Madalena (Teuda Barra). But when she discovers a secret life being lived by her charismatic father Tonico (Marco Ricca), Irene quietly steps into a new life, befriending another Irene (Isabela Torres), discovering her sexuality and slowly coming into her own in this sly and engrossing coming-of-age drama.

Winner of the Best First Feature and Best Cinematography prizes at the 2017 Guadalajara International Film Festival and Best Screenplay, Art Direction and Brazilian Film at the 2017 Gramado Film Festival, writer/director Fabio Meira has crafted an observant and beguiling debut feature, rich with detail and unexpected turns. At once a visually stunning paean to the struggles of growing up and an evocative study of the eternal dance between men and women, Two Irenes establishes its creator as a major new voice in international cinema.

Irene, una tímida y diminuta niña de 13 años (debutante Priscila Bittencourt, en una sobria actuación) siente que es invisible al mundo que la rodea, ignorada por los niños y pasada por alto por su familia más preocupada por la hermosa hermana mayor Solange (Madu Souza.) El único consuelo de Irene son las historias que cuenta Madalena (Teuda Barra), la campechana ama de casa de la familia. Pero al descubrir la vida secreta que lleva Tonico (Marco Ricca), su carismático padre, Irene entra calladamente a una nueva vida, trabando amistad con otra Irene (Isabela Torres), descubriendo su sexualidad y autoafirmándose en este sagaz y atractivo drama de pasaje a la adultez.

Ganador de los premios a la mejor ópera prima y mejor cinematografía en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, y al mejor guion, dirección artística y largometraje brasilero en el Festival de Cine de Gramado 2017, el director y escritor Fabio Meira ha logrado en su debut un agudo y atractivo largometraje, rico en detalles y giros inesperados. Siendo a un mismo tiempo una oda a las dificultades del pasaje a la madurez, y un estudio evocativo de la eterna danza entre el hombre y la mujer, Dos Irenes coloca a su creador como una de las nuevas voces importantes del cine internacional.


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