Gustavo Bragança at IFFR
Luiza (16) has had enough of stories about the end of the world. On Christmas Eve, her cousin is shot; a few weeks later she bumps into him as a ghost. In a conscious change of style with many recent Brazilian films, The Joy is utopian and fairy-tale: an ode to young courage.
Neverquiet (Film of Wonders)
A collective film, coordinated by Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande (see also The Joy). They sent a letter of ‘unease’ to filmmakers in which they asked for love, utopia and explosions... The many-faceted and poetic result is wonderful to watch and balm to the soul.