Coffee with Cinnamon

Violeta lives in a tight-knit community in Bahia, Brazil. She is far from the only one struggling with grief and loss: there is also a grandmother entirely dependent on care, a woman desperately searching for love and a young doctor who – after 20 years – is left by his great love, a much older man. Everyone thought they lived together as father and son until the old man dies. The loss is complete and the truth comes out. Then Violeta meets the older Margarida who is grieving alone and in silence in a nearby village. Lovingly Violeta helps her out of her isolation with practical rituals: scrubbing, tidying and making coffee with cinnamon.

Coffee with Cinnamon is the prize-winning debut of Rosa and Nicácio. In a film that exudes enthusiasm and daring, the makers intimately depict sensitive subjects such as grief, homophobia, desire, ancestor worship and transformation.

Filmmaker
Ary Rosa, Glenda Nicácio
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
102’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Ary Rosa, Glenda Nicácio
Production Company
Rosza Filmes
Sales
Elo Company
Writer
Ary Rosa
Cinematography
Letícia Ribeiro, Glenda Nicácio
Editor
Poliana Costa, Thacle de Souza
Production Design
Marcia Souza, Ohana Almeida
Sound Design
Ary Rosa, Marina Mapurunga
Music
Guilherme Maia, Mateus Aleluia
Cast
Valdinéia Soriano, Aline Brunne, Babu Santana, Aldri Anunciação, Arlete Dias, Guilherme Silva , Dona Dalva Damiana de Freitas