Joana is a teenager fueled by literature and rock. She is living in Paris with her family when Brazil decrees amnesty to political dissidents in late 1979. From one day to the next and against her will, the family plans their return to the country she barely knows. In Rio de Janeiro, where she was born and where her father disappeared in the basement of the Department of Order and Social Politics (DOPS), her past reemerges. Not everything is real, not everything is imagination, but, as she starts "remembering", Joana engraves her own history in the present, in first person.
She is a screenwriter and director. who has been alternating between fiction and documentary, both in Brazil and in France. In 2010, she directed her first feature film, the documentary Diário de Uma Busca. This is her first fiction feature.