Juliana has just moved from her hometown of Itaúnas to a bigger city to work for a public health programme to eradicate dengue fever. On her new job, Juliana visits homes to check for mosquito hiding places, meeting a wide range of people, making friends and having new experiences that start changing her life. At the same time, Juliana feels she is losing her husband, who has remained in the backlands and whose presence in her life is fading.

This film about Juliana’s inner journey is a tale of an unpretentious but touching personal revolution. Long Way Home is André Novais Oliveira's second feature film, again following his directorial signature: an accurate sensibility for capturing the delicacies of everyday life. Often successfully working with non-professional actors, Noviais brings Juliana to life thanks to an excellent performance by Grace Passo, one of the most important Brazilian actresses of the moment.

Also see Quintal.

Screenings

  • Sat 26 Jan Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
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  • Sun 27 Jan Pathé 6
    English subtitles
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  • Mon 28 Jan Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    English subtitles
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  • Wed 30 Jan LantarenVenster 2
    English subtitles
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International title
Long Way Home
Filmmaker
André Novais Oliveira
Country
Brazil
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
113’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
André Novais Oliveira, Thiago Macêdo Correia, Maurílio Martins, Gabriel Martins
Production Company
Filmes de Plástico
Sales
FiGa Films
Writer
André Novais Oliveira
Cinematography
Wilssa Esser
Editor
Gabriel Martins
Production Design
Diogo Hayashi
Sound Design
Tiago Bello, Marcos Lopes
Music
Pedro Santiago
Cast
Grace Passô, Russo Apr, Rejane Faria, Hélio Ricardo, Juliana Abreu, Renato Novaes