11/21/2019 06:00 pm – Krypta der Marktkirche

Brazil 2017 71 min Portuguese original version with English subtitles

by Juliana Antunes

Script: Juliana Antunes, DoP: Fernanda de Sena, Editors: Affonso Uchôa, Rita M. Pestana, Producers: Juliana Antunes, Marcella Jacques, Laura Godoy, Production: Ventura, Filmes de Plástico, with: Andreia Pereira de Sousa, Leid Ferreia, Felipe Rangel

Extraordinary stories are being developed in the lives of the women that inhabit periphery neighborhoods, but not being known outside their private sphere. It was the search of those peculiar biographies that made the film possible. Through a vivid and immersive research process the narrative was build, thanks to the complicity between the women filming and the ones being filmed, resulting in a movie that transits constantly between reality and fiction. The screenplay wasn’t written traditionally, but made on the daily basis during conversations, memories, observations, provocations and retakes. The crew worked trying to rearrange what was real, since there is no art without transformation. BARONESA is an invitation to share experiences through the feminine point of view and its representation.

Born in 1989, graduated in Filmmaking at UNA University, in Belo Horizonte/Brazil, Juliana Antunes is a founding partner at Ventura, with Marcella Jacques and Laura Godoy. She debuted as a film director with her feature film BARONESA. Nowadays she is finishing her short films CONTROL PLAN and INDUSTRIAL and is developing her second feature film, HIT AND BACK COPACABANA.

Awards (selection): Award for Best Picture (Tiradentes Film Festival, Brazil 2017), Audience Award (FIDMarseille, France 2017)


Juliana Antunes