Compétition internationale
43rd edition
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A alegria

by Marina MELIANDE & Felipe BRAGANÇA


Luiza, a teenager living in Rio de Janeiro, receives a visit from her cousin’s ghost, João, who was shot in mysterious circumstances. Together with her friends, she decides to set João’s ghost free.

In this intriguing and lyrical film, Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande portray Brazil’s younger generation as one of angry youngsters, trying their utmost to expiate the waywardness and cynicism of their epoch. An unabashed artificiality, a spirited tone and carefully constructed soundscapes lead The Joy towards a kind of ritual where poetry serves to keep the ineluctable ambient violence at bay.


  • Titre français
    A alegria
  • Titre international
    The Joy
  • Scénario
    Felipe Bragança
  • Photo
    Andrea Capella
  • Montage
    Marina Meliande
  • Interprétation
    Clara Barbieri, César Cardadeiro, Flora Dias, Maria Gladys, Mariana Lima
  • Production
    Arissas Multimidia, Duas Mariola
  • Ventes internationales
    Figa Films :
  • Support de projection
    Blu Ray
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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