When a child becomes the “grownup”, it defies the natural order of things. Childhood becomes a saga. And paternity damnation. The film tells the story of a father and daughter unable to communicate. After her mother’s death, the 9-year-old Dalva sees her father, the bricklayer Jorge, become consumed by sadness after losing his best friend. Dalva believes she has supernatural powers and can bring her mother back to life. As Jorge becomes more absent – and
eventually dangerous – Dalva is left with nothing but the hope that, indeed, her mother will return.
Gabriela Amaral Almeida
Director, screenwriter and playwright, her filmography includes several short films, such as Náufragos (2009), Uma Primavera (2010), The Comforting Hand (2012), Terno (2013) and Estátua (2014), selected by and awarded at various national and international festivals. She wrote the medium-length film When The Earth Trembles, by Walter Salles, currently in post-production. Her first feature, Friendly Beast (2017), was screened at the Rio Festival competition.