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2022, 107' Festival Teaser. A family straining to care for their bedridden patriarch is offered a diabolical deal: to put their elder to rest and host an Argentinian drug kingpin in need of a place to hide.

Writer-director Carolina Markowicz’s evocative feature debut is the kind of film that makes you love cinema more than ever. Irene (Maeve Jinkings, Aquarius, MVFF39), her husband Jairo (Rômulo Braga, Blue Blood, MVFF38), and their son live in Brazil’s rural outskirts and work in a small backyard charcoal factory. That simple, quiet life changes when the family allows treacherous nurse Juracy (Aline Marta, Memory House) to use their house as a hideaway for fugitive drug lord Miguel (César Bordón, Wild Tales). This dry satire poignantly depicts a society full of contradictions, in which religion, faith, life, and death all become entwined in flexible moral dilemmas. The utterly fearless ensemble delivers astonishing performances, and the sharp direction confirms Markowicz as a talent to watch.

(Words: João Federici.)

The film premiered in the Platform Prize program at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2022. It has also been announced as part of the Latin Horizons program at the 70th San Sebastián International Film Festival.

More release details coming soon!