Loveling

Irene lives in a crumbling house in the outskirts of Rio with her husband and her four sons. Her teenage son Fernando is a local handball star and when he’s scouted to play professionally in Germany, the family has only a few weeks to ready his departure and say goodbye. The perspective of Fernando leaving is a shock and a big change in Irene’s life but also a chance to see herself as a woman again and not just as a mother. Irene gets her high-school diploma, finds a new job and pushes forward with plans for a new family home. As she flourishes, things begin to look up for her family as well. Irene understands that while some things come to an end, new things start and the future is bright as long as they stick together.

Director: Gustavo Pizzi

Screenwriter: Gustavo Pizzi e Karine Teles

Production Companies: Bubbles Project (Brazil), TvZERO (Brazil), Baleia Filmes (Brazil) e Mutante Cine (Uruguay)

Year: 2017

Production stage: Finished

Festivals

Sundance International Film Festival 2018 – World Cinema Competition
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018 – Voices
Goteborg International Film Festival 2018

Labs and Coproduction Markets

La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, Cannes 2013
Brasil Cinemundi, Belo Horizonte em 2013
Cinemart, Festival de Rotterdam 2014
BoostNL – Holland Film Meeting e Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2016/2017

Awards

Ibermedia Production

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