Director: LÚCIA MURAT
Stela, a young Brazilian actress, decides to make a work on the letters exchanged between Latin American plastic artists in the 70s and 80s. She travels to Cuba, Mexico, Argentina and Chile looking for her works and testimonies about the reality they lived during the dictatorships that most of these countries faced at the time. In the midst of the investigation, Stela discovers the existence of Ana, a young Brazilian artist who was part of this world, but disappeared. Ana went from southern Brazil, from a small town in the interior to Buenos Aires. Obsessed by the character, Stela decides to find her and find out what happened to her.
Lúcia Murat was born in 1949 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Murat participated in the student and guerrilla movements against the military dictatorship in Brazil in the 1960–1970s. She was imprisoned and tortured by military agents. She worked as a journalist before becoming a film director. Her feature film «How Nice to See You Alive» (1989) is a compendium of stories and memories of her and other political prisoners. In 2004, she returned to the theme with «Almost Brothers», winning the Best Ibero-American Film Award at the Mar del Plata Festival. In 2011, Murat won several prizes at the Gramado Festival with the film «A Long Journey».
Tatiana Salem Levy
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