San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Elena moves to New York with the same dream her mother had: to become a movie actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during Brazil’s military dictatorship and her teenage years amid theater plays and homemade videos. She also leaves behind Petra, her 7-year-old sister.
Two decades later, Petra who is now an actress goes to New York in search of Elena. All she has are a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, diaries and letters. At any moment, Petra expects to find Elena walking in the streets. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we don’t know one from the other.
Q&A with Director Petra Costa following the film screening
82 minutes | In Portuguese with English subtitles
Brazilian Film Series