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Film Info
Director:Petra Costa
Film Category:Personal Story
Running Time:82
Year of Release:2012
Premiere:California Premiere


Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood and years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her 7-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also an aspiring actress, goes to New York searching for her. She hopes to find her walking in the streets. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she has to learn to let her go.

Co-presented by SF Film Society and Cine+Mas