A fictional story wrested from reality. Maria José and Norberto have seen enough of each other after 35 years of marriage. Maria José goes on a journey to find herself; Norberto is having an affair that isn’t going well. Their sons André and Nato watch all of this with disappointment, and meanwhile have their own relationship problems.
Just as he did in his previous short films Ghosts and About a Month, André Novais Oliveira asked people from his direct surroundings to play themselves, more or less. In this case: his parents and brother. Maria José, Norberto, André and Nato are their real names, as are the names of the actors in most of the secondary roles.
And yet it’s fiction. In his own words, Novais Oliveira wanted ‘to taint with life what was written on paper’. He succeeds in this: in his calmly shot film, with a striking role for musical intermezzos, the whole of human life unfolds.

Original title
Ela volta na quinta
Filmmaker
André Novais Oliveira
Country
Brazil
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
108’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Thiago Macêdo Correia
Production Company
Filmes de Plástico
Sales
Filmes de Plástico
Writer
André Novais Oliveira
Cinematography
Gabriel Martins
Editor
Gabriel Martins
Production Design
Tati Boaventura
Sound Design
Fábio Baldo
Cast
André Novais Oliveira, Maria José Novais Oliveira
Website
http://filmesdeplastico.com.br