HISTÓRIAS que só existem quando lembradas

  • 98'
  • Brazil
  • 2011
Every morning Madalena makes bread for Antonio’s old coffee shop. And every day she crosses the railroads where no trains have passed for years, cleans up the gate of the locked cemetery, listens to the priest’s sermon and then shares lunch with the other old villagers.
Clinging to the memory of her dead husband and living in her past, Madalena is awakened by the arrival of Rita, a young photographer who comes to the village of Jotuomba where time seems to have stopped and people are stuck in their memories and daily rituals. And why is the cemetery locked?
The beautifully photographed debut film of documentary maker Julia Murat is a melancholy homage to Brazil’s Paraiba Valley, once a flourishing region that prospered thanks to its coffee plantations, now a derelict region full of empty estates and ghost towns. Prize winner at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Director
Julia Murat
Countries of production
Brazil, Argentina, France
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
98'
Medium
35mm
International title
STORIES Only Exist When Remembered
Language
Portuguese
Producers
Julia Murat, Lucia Murat, Juliette Lepoutre, Marie-Pierre Macia
Production Companies
Taiga Filmes e Video, MPM Film (Movie Partners in Motion)
Sales
MPM Film (Movie Partners in Motion)
Screenplay
Maria Clara Escobar, Felipe Sholl, Julia Murat
Cinematography
Lucio Bonelli
Editor
Marina Meliande
Sound Design
Facundo Giron
Music
Lucas Marcier
Cast
Lisa Fávero, Sonia Guedes
Local Distributor
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Website
http://www.mpmfilm.com/historias/