Narrative Feature | 94 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Sandra Kogut

Produced by
Marcello Ludwig Maia, Laurent Lavolé

Written by
Sandra Kogut, Iana Cossoy Paro

Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller, Gisele Fróes, Carla Ribas, Daniel Rangel, Jessica Ellen

2019 | Portuguese | Brazil/France

Every December, between Christmas and New Year’s, Edgar and Marta host a lavish family celebration at their luxurious summer house by the beach. In 2015 all seems well, despite some tense phone calls and a guest wearing an ankle monitor. In 2016 the annual party is abruptly cancelled. What happens to the invisible people living in the orbit of the rich and powerful when their lives collapse? Through the gaze of an employee and a forgotten elderly father, we see a portrait of contemporary Brazil over three Christmas gatherings, leading up to the tragedy of 2018’s political election. The signs were all there, but we didn’t know how to read them.