Baronesa - Open City Documentary Festival Opening Night

4 Sep 2018

Event times

18:30 - 21:00

Cost of entry

£12 Standard / £11 Student

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Baronesa is our Opening Night Film, a Brazilian study of the common sense of the favelas, this astonishing debut is nominated for the Open City Award.


Juliana Antunes’ astonishing debut follows friends Andreia and Leid as they navigate the perilous reality of daily life in the favelas of Belo Horizonte. At first glance, their days seem calm and untroubled, but the threat of violence is never far away and Andreia dreams of moving to the safer neighbourhood of nearby Baronesa. Antunes spent five years in Belo Horizonte working with a non-professional cast to create a work of rare intimacy and authenticity which—despite its simple structure—emerges as a complex, multilayered and moving portrait of contemporary life in the favelas. Baronesa announces an exciting new voice in Brazilian cinema.

Please be advised that this film contains discussion of sexual assault which some viewers might find distressing.

+ Q&A with director Juliana Antunes. UK Premiere.

In partnership with MUBI.

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